As of this morning, in the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, David Prosser (the incumbent conservative jurist) leads Joanne Kloppenburg (the ultra-liberal activist) by 835 votes out of more than 1.4 million votes cast. This is the worst possible outcome for Wisconsin and for the nation. Why? Because either the Democrats will find a way over the next few days to "discover" some ballots in Dane County or Milwaukee County (the two most liberal counties in the state), and steal the election. Or they won't, and then there will be the inevitable legal challenges, election contests, lawsuits, etc., all dragging on for months while the national AFSCME and SEIU and other unions pour money into the state to pay the lawyer bills. Either way, the two most important ideas in American history -- the ideas of free and fair elections and the independent and objective rule of law -- will be tarnished.
Bad Day in Badger World.
This is how elections get stolen. Of the 24 outstanding precincts in the State, 22 are in counties that Kloppenburg is handily carrying, including what I would assume to be two large precincts in Milwaukee and a large precinct in Dane County (Madison). My prediction: Kloppenburg ends up winning this thing by several hundred votes. Or, to put it more bluntly, Kloppenburg ends up getting just enough votes to win, because it's so much easier to figure that when you get to the end of the counting and you know precisely how many you need to win. (Any guess what party the election commissioners belong to in Milwaukee and Dane Counties?)
It's sad to say, but my prediction that the election would be stolen is coming true. As of the latest count, Kloppenburg is now ahead by a couple hundred votes. Any chance anyone in the mainstream media will recall the documented instances of Democratic voter fraud in the 2004 and 2008 elections in Wisconsin?
As of 1:30 pm this afternoon, Kloppenburg's lead is holding at 206 votes out of 1,479,216 cast. There is one precinct still outstanding, in Jefferson County, where Prosser actually won fairly handily by more than 3,000 votes. Theoretically, if he were to win that precinct by 206 votes, we would have a tie.
This is some remarkable stuff, and I think it's fair to say that the "fun" is only just starting here in Wisconsin.
As of just a couple minutes ago, all Wisconsin precincts have reported, and Kloppenburg leads Prosser by 204 votes out of approximately 1.48 million votes cast. To give a sense of the magnitude of that margin, a win by 1% (50.5% to 49.5%) would mean winning by 14,800; a win by .1% would mean winning by 1,480 votes (50.05% to 49.95%); and a win by .01% would mean winning by 148 votes (50.005% to 49.995%). So the difference is nearer to the last set of figures. Very, very close, and it will undoubtedly lead to a recount, with all the shenannigans that entails.
To be somewhat cynical, what I said earlier today makes a lot of sense. The Democrats knew just how many votes they needed late last night, and they went out and found them. As of just after midnight, Prosser led by around 2,000 votes according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Between then and now, Kloppenburg surged. At some point, in very close elections, where the vote has been very closely split, if all of the late votes break one way, it should raise suspicions.