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Greg Sargent writes: "First, the current results reflect a massive and astonishingly fast swing of support away from Prosser and in Kloppenburg's favor. In a primary election in February (Wisconsin judicial elections are nonpartisan, and the top two primary victors face off in the general), Prosser beat Koppenburg by 30 points, 55-25. The current results show she doubled her vote share in just over six weeks, while Prosser has lost ground. This huge shift happened for one reason: Scott Walker."

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, addresses her supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, 04/06/11. (photos: Andy Manis/AP)
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, addresses her supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, 04/06/11. (photos: Andy Manis/AP)

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+18 # Kayjay 2011-04-06 17:10
On Wisconsin!! We really need the people in that cheese-saturate d state to serve as a template of grassroots staying power. If Kloppenburg doesn't win, demand verifiable hand recounts. This would clear up any angst often voiced by "Sark" who often posts and voices doubt of the veracity of GOP friendly voting machines. If she really loses, keep up the fight oh Badger state residents against Colorado native, Walker (Wisconsin's governor) and his toxic Koch orchestrated agenda.
+10 # bubbiesue 2011-04-06 22:53
The race will be officially certified on Friday, and the loser is entitled to request a recount. This is definitely a hand-counted recount to some extent because several precincts ran out of ballots on stock heavy enough for electronic reading. They had to be reproduced on paper and tallied the old-fashioned way Tuesday after the polls closed. That's why it took so long!

Wisconsin has a well-deserved reputation for clean elections despite skeptics to the contrary. Few ballots are de-certified state-wide in any election. Student precincts are closely monitored by both parties--again, skeptics to the contrary. I've seen it personally as an election inspector.
+4 # jon 2011-04-07 00:06
That is a big "10-4" regarding "Sark"

"verifiable hand recounts" -- The KEY phrase, and thank-you, Sark, for persisting
+7 # Ralph Averill 2011-04-07 04:59
Kloppenberg wins by a margin of .004%. There will surely be a re-count, but however the results, this is a major victory for an unknown to perform so strongly against an incumbent judge. Say what you will about Scott Walker, he certainly has been an inspirational figure for Wisconsin voters. I hope that inspiration lasts through many re-call elections. On Wisconsin!
+4 # Buckles 2011-04-07 08:16
I'll be holding my thumbs for the final vote to be declared for Kloppenburg, untill then shame on many in the white house for not coming forward sooner against the walker regime.
+1 # sark 2011-04-07 16:41
followint the count Kloppenburg now behind by thousands...
-1 # sark 2011-04-07 19:40
jon, thanks for the big "10-4"! I am a bit beyond discouraged now with the latest news out of WI concerning the vote count. Kayjay, it is looking like Kloppenburg may have to pay for a recount to happen. I am not sure about all the machines used in WI but often a recount is just running the ballots through the same electronic counter that counted them the first time. I am not even sure if all the machines even produce a paper copy of the ballot. But you are correct, I in no way trust the machines. I wouldn't trust them even if they ran a test and showed them working perfectly because I know they can be reprogrammed and hacked. Our liberties, freedoms and rights are too important to leave the vote counting to the machines.
-1 # KittatinyHawk 2011-04-07 19:53
Prayers to Wisconsin for a Show of Hands to Walker and his evil crew. On to Recall!
GOP/ out, your days are numbered in Politics...Evil is not going to rule America.
Nazis do not Represent Good Americans or Immigrants. Nazis were taken down once and will be taken down again.

Voting is Our right...Lets make sure they are counted Correctly or imprison those who are misusing their Power!
+1 # rock 2011-04-08 12:17
Something about "counting chickens before they are hatched?"
-1 # sark 2011-04-08 13:03
...Or votes after the algorithms are done and you know exactly how many votes are needed to make sure the opponent will have to pay for a recount to get one done.

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