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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:26 PM
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Kloppenburg declares victory
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:26 PM by kpete
Source: Journal Sentinal

Kloppenburg declares victory
By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel
April 6, 2011 2:50 p.m. |(187) COMMENTS

Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory Wednesday, based on results reported by the Associated Press.

The Associated Press shows Kloppenburg received 740,090 votes and incumbent David Prosser received 739,886 votes. The margin is 204 votes.

In a statement, Kloppenburg said:

We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service. Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/119347799.html
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:27 PM
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1. EXCELLENT!
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:21 PM
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133. Hot damn..Guard those votes. 24/7...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:28 PM
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2. Woooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo!
:woohoo: :woohoo:
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:28 PM
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3. Woohoo!
:woohoo:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:29 PM
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4. YAY!!! Well done! Nt
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:29 PM
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5. Awesome
:woohoo:
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:30 PM
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6. Woah!!!!
I was watching this closely this morning and had to leave. OMG!!! This is HUGH!!!1111!!!!!!

Wisconsin: :yourock: :woohoo: :loveya: :grouphug: :fistbump: :headbang: :applause: :patriot:
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:31 PM
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7. Ball is in your court, Prosser
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:32 PM
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8. Celebrating with Wisconsin here.
:bounce:
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:32 PM
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9. Coolness! K&R
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:33 PM
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10. Awesome!
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:33 PM
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11. I'm a so happy!!!!!!!!!
This one was a real headache, literally, for me. I am so glad that the Goliaths are falling. Truth is marching on.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:34 PM
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12. Class act!
We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service.

Sure beats all to hell Vince Snowbarger's first statement upon winning Kansas' Third District in 1996:

Guess I'll have to go to DC and get on an investigation committee!

THE VERY FIRST THING OUT OF HIS MOUTH AT HIS VICTORY PARTY!!! :grr:
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Mitchs Mule Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:51 AM
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144. 'class act'
I totally agree from the hoosier state, cheers !
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Mitchs Mule Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:58 AM
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145.  Very HONORABLE
Congrats Wisconsin you have worked hard and deserve your wages
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:36 PM
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13. K AND R! She is right to delcare victory.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 04:11 PM by Dawson Leery
She must not concede a single ballot during the most likely recount fight.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:07 AM
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137. Seize the moment its hers & Wisconsin's.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:07 AM by Historic NY
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MinneapolisMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:36 PM
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14. K&R!!!
YAY!!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:39 PM
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15. Congrats to Kloppenburg and Wisconsin on a job well done!
:toast: :woohoo: :bounce: :party: :fistbump:
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MsLeopard Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:41 PM
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16. Good Job Wisconsin!!
Way to show the Koch whores that not everything can be bought. :toast:
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:43 PM
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17. Fingers crossed and hoping that she is indeed the winner...
but...bet he pulls a Norm Coleman and drags it on and on...making him
look like even a bigger ass than he already is.

I know! Gov. Scott "Hosni" Walker will just ignore the vote and say that
his Activist Judge buddy is the winner.

...the hell with the citizens!

hehe
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:46 PM
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18. Kloppenburg declares victory: With all precincts reporting, lead is 204 votes
Source: WashTimesHotAir

Total votes cast: 1,479,976. . .

In a statement, Kloppenburg said:

We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service. Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.


Read more: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/06/kloppenburg-decla... /
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:47 PM
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19. Any ideas as to why it was so close?
I find it incredibly sad that there are nearly 3/4 of a million Wisconsinites that would so viciously vote for such an obvious enemy to them and their neighbors, especially after the events there in past few weeks.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:50 PM
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22. Any ideas as to why it was so close?
Because less than 50% of eligible voters actually voted?
Because the Koch Bro's outspent her 3 to 1?


Just a guess.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:07 PM
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115. I find the closeness annoying and disturbing
Once again, an entire state is divided literally down the middle - I mean really - 204 vote separation out of nearly 1.5 million voters? It is almost absurd. Yes we have a lot of ignorant people here (willfully or otherwise), as in every state. We have our tea baggers, rich republicans, even white supremacists (way up north near Mercer is a known nest). But I just have a nagging feeling something is not right with these numbers. I wonder if there was some manipulation of the totals by those who tabulate the votes.

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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:11 AM
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138. It's enough of a margin
for any legislator on either side of this issue to take the position that they're just reflecting the wishes of the people in their district.

Even if this total stands, this is essentially a dead heat on a very hot button issue. We've got to do better than that.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:55 PM
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26. Because 8 weeks ago, it was "Joanne who?"
Prosser got 55% of the primary vote on February 15--most progressives who knew anything about the race were deciding between three unknowns to be the sacrificial lamb.

Supreme Court elections here are usually low-turnout blowouts. There has been one incumbent turned out in the last 40 years, before this election. That a virtually unknown assistant DA could even make it close, let alone win, is a testament to how angry people are.
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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:07 PM
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32. Absolutely true!
Even if we looked at the primary vote as "Prosser vs. the other three candidates that are purported to have a liberal lean", Prosser came out a 55-45 winner. It appears that JoAnne has won by 204 votes, and pending no shenanigans in the recount, she should be a WI Supreme Court Justice! Amazing victory...
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:21 PM
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46. Amazing power of the union!
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:27 PM
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47. Thanks for the explanation, eyesroll!
But I wouldn't rule out corporate 'TRADE SECRET' voting machine fraud favoring Prosser and giving him a close enough count to tie things up for a while and maybe even pull off a win.

I understand what you're saying about the nature of the race--and what a spectacular victory it is for progressives even though it was close. I just don't trust these machines AT ALL. I think they've given us nutball fascist governors, Congessional reps and state reps, who DON'T represent the people, because they can--they really CAN--do it. There is basically nothing protecting us from the SECRET CODE--that we are not permitted to review--used for vote tabulations. It is hugely scandalous--an assault on the bottom line of democracy, an honest PUBLIC vote count--yet no one talks about it. Amazing.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:35 PM
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51. We have paper ballots here.
They are counted by machine, but will be recounted by hand, in front of witnesses, including legal observers and others sent by either campaign and by the public. This race seems only as hackable as people in general are.

They're pencil-and-paper ballots, no hanging chads or holding the ballot up to the light to figure it out, and, if voter intent is clear, the ballot will count even if the voter made an error and the machine couldn't pick up the vote during the initial count (i.e. if someone circles the name instead of connecting the arrows, or if someone writes in a name that's already on the ballot, or someone used a writing implement whose ink couldn't be read by the scanner when filling out an absentee ballot).
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zinnisking Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:05 PM
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87. There is a computer in my small and very rural precinct.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:08 PM by zinnisking
So I imagine they have them in more populated areas. At least we still have the choice. I moved to this area in '08 and in every election since, the poll worker always asks if I want to use the computer. I don't think it gets much use, at least in this precinct.

If you look it up, you'll see that the computers were approved by the state in '06.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:20 PM
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119. Actually, they were purchased and approved in 2001
By elections supervisor Kevin Kennedy. During the anthrax scare after 9/11.
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zinnisking Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:41 AM
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141. When I went to vote for Dean in the '04 primary, I asked a poll worker if Wisconsin
had electronic voting machines. With a livid look on her face she said 'No. There's no way to do a recount with them things". I was relieved.

Maybe they just didn't make their way around the state by that time. Regardless, they're here. But it doesn't seem like many people use them since we are still given a choice.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:25 AM
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149. Yes, it took awhile for them to be implemented in all areas of the state.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:09 AM by eowyn_of_rohan
Perhaps there are still precincts that use different equipment. I only know the arrangement to purchase the e-voting equipment was made in 2001. Dane County had Optech Eagle before the Presidential election in '04. I am not sure which system we had for the 2000 election but I seem to recall it was the same or similar.

AS OF November 2000 - Bush vs Gore

About 80 percent of Wisconsin's 72 counties and municipalities recorded votes by optical-scan or mark-sensing equipment; 7 percent used punch cards and the rest used lever machines or paper ballots. Fewer than half of the counties sent returns to the State Elections Board electronically.

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/01/04/the-50-states.aspx
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:22 PM
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126. I did a paper ballot in Pepin county, I will be the last person to
go to computer!! They roll their eyes at me, but I tell the poll workers, "I trust paper and I trust YOU"...
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zinnisking Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:44 AM
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143. So where you are most people use the computer?
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:22 PM
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153. There is still a choice here, but they try to nudge you toward the
computer (less sticking around to count the votes later) but I will not use it until I absolutely have NO CHOICE.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:18 PM
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118. Thank you, Peace Patriot
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:34 PM by eowyn_of_rohan
I believe something is up with the ridiculous closeness of this election. I know they can pad, skim, and/or flip votes depending on the district and what they can get away with. They can take a district that everyone "knows" is red, and flip votes from the blue side to make it even redder than it is - who will notice? This is an unsatisfying win to me. There is something rotten...

on edit--I sure don't want to be a wet blanket about this -- maybe the win hasnt sunk in yet. I was up til 2am and only got 4 hours of sleep last night... people are making excellent points re other reasons why this was close. It is just TOO close for comfort to me.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:43 AM
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142. Prosser won his last election to state SC with 99.5% of the 550k votes cast.
Almost 3 times as many people voted in this race and the number of votes for Prosser only increased by about 33%.

The shocking part in this election was, in fact, how close it was - but not for the reasons you think. For a virtual unknown to unseat a sitting judge is amazing. Seven weeks ago he was polling at 70%. The shocking part of this is how we turned this race around in 7 short weeks.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:17 AM
Response to Reply #142
148. I agree this is a stunning victory for the reason you state, However....
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 07:35 AM by eowyn_of_rohan
I am skeptical about the results, given our voting equipment and tabulation methods, and frankly, the many other cases of e-voting fraud in this country. If you can prove the election results accurately reflect the intention of every voter in our state, I will stand corrected. But I don't think you can do that.

I welcome a recount as long as it is done without "help" from ES&S computer systems , the Koch brothers, or any other known corrupt entity. This may be the only way we can find out how clean our election system really is.

If we notice any hesitation from Prosser in ordering a recount I will take that as a signal that they don't want us to see the real numbers.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:28 AM
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150. I agree...
The machines are as crooked as a barrel of fish hooks, IMO.

The Koch brothers probably own shares in the company that makes and services the electronic voteerratic machines that say you voted for a republican even though you voted democratic. It happend here in WV several times, until we elected a democrat for Secretary of State, who's BTW known to be a pretty good hand with a mountain rifle.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:30 AM
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155. Update regarding my TOTAL DISTRUST of corporate 'TRADE SECRET' vote tabulation.
This update is in view of the election theft for Prosser that is in progress in WI.

Those who say they "have a paper ballot in Wisconsin" don't seem to realize that,

a) The paper ballots are COUNTED BY the 'TRADE SECRET' CODE machines. They scan them into these corporate machines, and the corporate machines produce the totals. You and me and the general public are FORBIDDEN to review the 'TRADE SECRET' code that does the tabulation.

b) These optiscan systems are NOT secure. And one of the reasons they are not secure is that, along with bribing state/local officials to buy these very expensive, high maintenance systems, the corporations got LAWS passed that produce extremely inadequate audit and recount procedures. Half the states do NO audit at all (comparison of paper ballot to machine totals)--because there is no paper ballot. And the other half do an extremely inadequate 1% audit. (10% is the MINIMUM needed to detect fraud in electronic voting systems.) And then, in a close race, they do only a 3% recount. (Sometimes they go further if it stays very close.)

These two things--the 'TRADE SECRET' code (even in the optiscan systems), and the LACK of an adequate, or any, audit--make fraud EASY. It's VERY easy in the touchscreen systems (no audit), and just plain easy in the optiscan systems.

Why is there 'TRADE SECRET' code in ANY part of our elections system? You might well ask. Cuz our Democratic Party leaders let 'em do it, that's why. They should have screamed bloody murder about this. They didn't--out of collusion or fear. It was the Anthrax Congress that passed the $3.9 billion e-voting boondoggle that destroyed our voting system. That money was used to PRIVATIZE the system--bringing with it not just unverified--and unverifiable--voting results, but also the whole corporate culture of secrecy, exclusion of the public and corruption.

It has also brought corporate monopoly. ES&S, which bought out Diebold (aka Premier), now owns and controls EIGHTY PERCENT of the 'TRADE SECRET' vote counting in the USA. ES&S has far rightwing connections that would make your hair stand on end. (I'm not sure what corporation is 'counting' WI's votes, but it doesn't really matter. If it's 'TRADE SECRET' tabulation, it's bad.)

The only good news I have to tell you is that the Anthrax Congress neglected to mandate that local/state jurisdictions purchase and use these 'TRADE SECRET' voting systems. There is NO federal law requiring it. It was all done with filthy lobbying. It is still up to local officials--and, as long as that remains the case, "we, the people" have the opportunity to change it--to restore vote counting to the PUBLIC VENUE. (We have no such chance in Washington DC, especially with this scumbag, ES&S/Diebold (s)elected Congress.)
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:35 PM
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52. "there are nearly 3/4 of a million Wisconsinites" with no class consciousness
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 04:36 PM by ProudDad
And no clue as to where their real interests lay...

Not surprising...

It's a national malady...
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:37 PM
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53. Because judges are almost never thrown out of office?
Because he's an incumbent and she is virtually unknown?

Because it's an off-year, off-cycle election?

I find it incredibly sad that you choose to fixate on the "3/4 of a million Wisconsinites that would so viciously vote for such an obvious enemy" instead of the 3/4 of a million Wisconsinites who voted for change.

Not a shred of credit for the people who pulled out a victory against heavy, heavy odds. I find THAT incredibly sad.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:39 PM
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78. AGAIN, thank you.
You get it.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:15 PM
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92. One could never find enough words to thank the incredible
citizens in Wisconsin for working so hard to pull off this incredible victory. To say it is beyond remarkable is not enough. More than stunning is all I can think of, but in the overall scheme of things what an amazing example the people of Wisconsin have set for those in the rest of this Country asking themselves what can I do?

Congratulations to the people of Wisconsin for standing up for themselves when it really mattered.

Sam
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:54 PM
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131. TRUE! To say it's beyond remarkable is indeed not enough.
This was supposed to be the proverbial cake walk for the bad guys against an unknown woman whose name they probably can't spell. They still outspent her by huge margins. Fantastic! That's money that's no longer in their pockets. I always find myself wandering back over to glee about the huge checks that some people wrote and all those big chunks of money that aren't in their accounts or earning them huge tax-free interest or some such advantage anymore.

Granted people like the koch brothers won't feel it at all, except in their gigantic bruised egos. But perhaps to someone else who anted up on this, it'll mean the difference between contributing to the next candidate, or contributing AS MUCH to the next candidate as previously planned - or NOT doing so. Maybe they're budgeting for the rest of the year and realize they won't be able to give 1,200 dollars - it may only be a thousand dollars. Or maybe they'll only be able to spare $800. Yeah, sure, the game's really on next year but it's THIS year when candidates and wannabes start amassing war chests, to prove how viable they are. It's like they're all taking penis-enhancers now to prance around and preen their newly-fancied-up feathers. And maybe some candidates and/or wannabes won't get as much of that enhancement now.

Defeat scares some people. It knocks the wind out of the lungs and some people stand up again in defiance and others just lay there depressed and defeated. There are some people who are gonna get scared off. Maybe a little. Maybe more than a little. It won't be many at least for starters, but there will be some. You know how discouraged you get when things don't go well for America because the bad guys gain more power. They do, too. And we should capitalize on that.

You never know. The wannabe who MIGHT be able to amount to something if only he or she could build up enough of a war chest or gain enough financing to hire enough people and to get enough commercials on the air - MIGHT actually be rendered stillborn as a viable candidate, now OR in later years, with the kind of chill that could set in, starting with this victory.

The more and bigger a crisis of confidence we can engender among the bad guys and their ill-informed and gullible followers with a good break like this, the better.

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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:10 PM
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90. Because she ran an excellent campaign --she came from 25% to a squeaker victory in weeks
to closely defeat a Supreme Court incumbent from out of nowhere is a sign of incredible discontent.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:47 PM
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20. On Wisconsin!!!
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:49 PM
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21. This is great news!
Now let's balance out the legislator. The recalls move forward!
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:50 PM
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23. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
And to the Republican recall candidates, WE ARE COMING FOR YOU NEXT!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:51 PM
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24. Good, this means she's not backing down from the fight - and it will be a major fight
You don't think Walker & the GOP are going to give up that judge seat that easily
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:53 PM
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I love Wisconsin!
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:53 PM
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25. In celebration..
we will be watching Laverne and Shirly and eating real Wisconsin cheese tonight. Go Dairy State!! :toast:
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:57 PM
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27. Terrific...
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:58 PM
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28. Awesome news! nt
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:58 PM
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29. Conservative Pundit Sees Vote Fraud In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
cue the sore loser music...

The votes barely counted, and a recount likely -- the state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin is not yet truly over. But John Fund, Wall Street Journal columnist and longtime critic of Badger State elections, is already crying foul in the election that's become a proxy fight over Gov. Scott Walker's (R) assault on collective bargaining rights -- and increasingly looks like a win for progressives.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/conservative...
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forty6 Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:06 PM
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66. Republican cry babies, they always cry when they don't get...
their way, just like 2 year olds!

John Fund needs to be put back in his crib, let him cry himself to sleep without his supper.
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goobergoober01 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:05 PM
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30. we owe the WALKER EFFECT a vote of thanks ! ! ! ! (similar to the Palin Effect only funner)
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:06 PM
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31. YES!!!! On Wisconsin!!!
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:08 PM
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33. Yahoo!
A fighting Dem! Declare victory (which even the lying electronic voting machines couldn't cover up) and move on.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:09 PM
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34. Internet trumpeters of bad news about Democrats are in shock
K and R
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:07 PM
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114. why? nt
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:10 PM
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35. All RIGHT!!!!!
Hope this spurs the Republican Douchebag Brigade to do some serious re-thinking. Doubt it, but stranger things have happened!

:toast:
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:10 PM
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36. I bet
I bet she is highly qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice. For example, I'll wager anybody here that she'll ask more questions during the first day she is seated than the SCOTUS judge Clarence "Uncle Tom" Thomas asked in the last five years.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:43 PM
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130. Kagen and Sotomoyer have both asked more questions in their
short time then what Thomas has done with his years on the bench. He should be removed.
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:37 AM
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151. yes
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:39 AM by bongbong
I have posted before on DU about how I viewed oral arguments one morning at the SCOTUS, so you might have already read about my experience.

I saw Uncle Clarence actually sleeping. From what I understand, he spends most days just like that. I suppose that on most nights he surfs the Internet for porn, and he needs his shut-eye.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:54 PM
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154. Anita tried to warn us that something was not right with him
but they smeared her....
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:11 PM
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37. Isn't this victory subject to a recount? nt
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:19 PM
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44. No automatic recount... but Prosser has asked for one.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 04:20 PM by Ellipsis
Within .5% No fee

.5% to 2%, Five dollars per precinct

Above 2%, On cause, requested party pays for the entire cost of recount.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:03 PM
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63. Thanks for the info.
Hopefully Wisconsin will be able to keep everything on the up-and-up during a recount. To be honest though, I am shocked that it was this close considering all that has transpired in WI lately.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:11 PM
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38. Well done, Wisconsin!
:woohoo:
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:16 PM
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39. Thank heavens and the hard-working volunteers who made this happen. nt
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:17 PM
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40. So, when the coming court battle over the results makes it...
all the way to the highest court in WI...I wonder if the GOP will try & make the case that Justice Prosser should be able to hear the case? LOL! It would not shock me at all!
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:17 PM
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41. Who knows what democracy looks like?
WE know what democracy looks like! w00t!
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:17 PM
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42. Wisconsin kicks ass!
Bravo!!!

:bounce: :kick: :yourock:
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:18 PM
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43. w00t!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:20 PM
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45. Another victory over the Koch! Thanks Wisconsin!

:loveya:
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:31 PM
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48. I'm so happy for the workers of Wisconsin!
I prayed for the workers last night, that this election is vital to their needs (& the rest of the country's workers' as well).

The image of those huge crowds standing in the snow for weeks is forever ingrained in my mind.

I can't believe the vote was (legitimately) that close, which makes the victory even more appreciated.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:32 PM
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49. I think its fine that she staked out her claim
But let's face it, if the shoe was on the other foot and Prosser was 200 votes ahead and claimed victory, a lot of DUers would be screaming bloody murder. So don't be surprised when you hear those screams from the other side (just enjoy them).
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:34 PM
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50. Here's hoping this can become a "trend"
Worker's solidarity and class consciousness!

We need MORE OF IT!!!
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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:41 PM
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54. By a margin of 204? We'll take it!
Very scary race that sets the tone for everywhere else throughout the nation.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:43 PM
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55. Who is the secretary of state?
Dem or Rep?
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:36 PM
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77. I believe Dem
He was the one who was suppose to put Walkers Law in the Wisconsin Journal but didn't because of the "librul" judges ruling. LOL!
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:38 PM
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122. SoS Douglas LaFollette - great-grand nephew of Fighting Bob LaFollette
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:39 PM by eowyn_of_rohan
"He is best remembered as a proponent of progressivism and a vocal opponent of railroad trusts, bossism, World War I, and the League of Nations. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected La Follette as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators, along with Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and Robert Taft. A 1982 survey asking historians to rank the "ten greatest Senators in the nation's history" based on "accomplishments in office" and "long range impact on American history," placed La Follette first, tied with Henry Clay" (-from Wikipedia)

I am so damn proud of our Secretary of State. (oh - he is a Dem)
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:50 PM
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56. Yay - finally some good news. K&R n/t
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:50 PM
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57. OMG KICK AND REC
:applause: :woohoo: :headbang: :hug: :party:
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:51 PM
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58. Means nothing until he concedes and doesn't ask for a recount.
n/t
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:03 PM
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64. He won't
concede and will sing with the tea brats about voter fraud and the Koch Brothers will pay for an attorney to fight this to the very end.

Shame on the gopers screaming about voter fraud. When they win it is the will of the people, but when they lose, it's voter fraud. All they do is bitch, complain and whine. I guess the gopers truly feel they are chosen by their God and no one else matters. That my friends is a sickness.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:04 PM
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65. Actually, even if the recount swings the election to Prosser...
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:08 PM by eyesroll
This is a guy who was first appointed to the bench, then won a 10-year term in 2001, by running unopposed. This is a guy who, among attorneys practicing here, did not really register as particularly controversial until recently. Eight weeks ago, nobody knew who any of his opponents were. I am an attorney, and have been politically active in Wisconsin since 1993, and I had no idea who any of these people were. I voted for who I assumed would be a sacrificial lamb on February 18.

That it's even this close is amazing. It was never supposed to be this close.

That 1.5 million people voted, for either candidate, in an election that usually turns out half that amount is amazing.

More people voted for Kloppenburg than will be needed to force a recall of the governor. Hundreds of thousands more.

Everyone is on notice now that, in spite of the deep-red blip last November, Wisconsin is and remains a purple state. It won't stop Walker, et al, from doing their damage in the next several months, but if they do, they will continue to stoke the recall fires until they are actually recalled.

Regardless of who actually manages to win, democracy won yesterday. And that means a whole lot, at least to me, and to many of us here in Wisconsin.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:54 PM
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59. My Wisconsin Brothers and Sisters, congratulations on this huge win, I fought with you every step of
the way, because I am one of you, not only am I a union member, I'm one of the majority, We the People, who when we come together, cannot be silenced or beat. I look forward to the future victories of Republicon recalls, including the recall of your current Koch Sponsored Republicon Dicktator, Walker. Go Wisconsin!
Lou
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callous taoboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:54 PM
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103. +1
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:55 PM
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60. Congratulations to Kloppenburg and all of her Wisconsin voters
This has been absolutely amazing! What an inspiration to us all. I kept up with this most of the night last night and through early this afternoon on Daily Kos.

I am so proud of you Wisconsin!
I love you :loveya:

:grouphug:
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Sancho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:59 PM
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61. On Wisconsin!!!!
I just hope we can do the same in Florida!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Harriety Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:00 PM
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62. You go cheeseheads!
This wasn't an easy one to pull off as of a month or so ago Kloppenburg was way behind. It illustrates what people who put their minds to it can accomplish.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:09 PM
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67. Yea!!!
:) :party: :toast: :bounce: :wow: :thumbsup: :grouphug: :yourock:
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:10 PM
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68. DO THE KLOP HOP
:bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast:
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:12 PM
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69. Awesome news. Wow. Good guys win sometimes, after all. nt
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Mr. Sparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:13 PM
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70. Sweet !
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:19 PM
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71. YES, YES,YES!!!
Now if we could do the same with the SCOTUS!
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:22 PM
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72. Congratulations, Wisconsin!!! This is a victory...
for us all!
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:24 PM
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73. Victory over the forces of evil!
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:31 PM
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74. What about the absentee ballots in Milwaukee?
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:46 PM
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79. Yeah, I was wondering about those, too . . .
Lots of room for hanky panky with the absentees.

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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:31 PM
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75. One vote is as
good as 204. GO WISCONSIN!!!!
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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:35 PM
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76. Drudge Report - FOX news
This has NOT been reported on the DRUDGE REPORT - so it must be Kloppenburg won!! Sorry I can not look at FOX news - but I assume they did not report who won/lost.

:toast:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:46 PM
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80. Only one word LANDSLIDE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPc5YCBz9LQ


Awh, take my love, take it down
Awh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide bring it down

And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well, the landslide bring it down
Oh, the landslide bring it dow

I loves me some Joanne "Landslide" Kloppenberg



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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:47 PM
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81. Wisconsin is one tough state . . .
They don't give up and they bring it on home.

Thanks, you guys.
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Johnny2X2X Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:48 PM
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82. Kudos
There were huge odds against her beating an incumbent like Prosser, but she did it.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:49 PM
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83. Congrats to her! And to us for getting an important win!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 05:49 PM by mvd
:toast:
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:51 PM
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84. Well done JoAnn
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:52 PM
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85. AP did not put their little . . .
"winner" check next to Koppenburger's name even though all precincts are in. She is smart to declare victory. I like this woman already. Only 204 votes apart, a recount is probably a sure bet. It could make the Franken marathon look like a day in at the beach.

Hang in their Wisconsin.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:16 PM
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152. The system is rigged, but We the People, when we come together and take a stand against those who
who would just as soon tear this country apart for power and another buck, then we, together, as a movement, can start to "un rig" the system and take back what is rightfully ours. AP is a corporation, being a corporation, they do things based on who owns them. So not putting a check next to JoAnne Kloppenburgs name, even though all precincts are in, and she is the winner, is meant to keep doubt in people's minds. "We really don't know, wink wink", "if this is a legitimate win" until the recounts. Republicons and the corporations that they work for, have been playing this game for years, unless of course their candidate wins the seat that the Koch Klan has purchased for them, then, the traitor Koch boys, might try to stop a recount. Anyway, I will think of Joanne Kloppenburg, as the duly elected, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Justice Kloppenburg. Congratulations Wisconsin and congratulations to the new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, Justice Kloppenburg.
Lou
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:01 PM
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86. a shout out to all DU true believers who stayed up way past our bedtimes last night
and STILL didn't see a conclusion until today!

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:05 PM
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88. oh YES!
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wysingm Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:06 PM
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89. You kept me up all night!
California Celebrating with Wisconsin:
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lucca18 Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:10 PM
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91. Wonderful!!!
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sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:16 PM
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93. It may not be over.
The Koch brothers might demand a recount.
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:25 PM
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94. ah! sweet justice.
:toast: :party: :bounce: :evilgrin: :thumbsup: :headbang: :woohoo: :hippie: :applause: :+
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Casandia Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:30 PM
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95. Best birthday present EVER
This morning, I could not stand to turn on the tv, radio, go on the computer, cuz I thought the news would P!$$ me off on my birthday.... Then I went here...Woohoo!!!
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:09 PM
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109. Happy Birthday!
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:40 PM
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96. Keep repeating it.
Kloppenburg won.
She won.
And the Republicans are trying to undo to will of the people.

She won, and they're trying to overturn the people's votes.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:45 PM
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97. After 30 years, Prosser should give it up, and collect his retirement,
Before it gets cut by the Governor.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:46 PM
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98. This was needed!
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BEZERKO Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:47 PM
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99. She totally kicked his ass!
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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:51 PM
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100. Very Impressive!!!
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:54 PM
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101. Yea Team!
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LawnKorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:54 PM
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102. K&R
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NAGAUEL Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:59 PM
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104. kicked right in the Koch
The Koch brothers are crying right now.
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:08 PM
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108. that should be the DNC's fundraising slogan!!!
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:01 PM
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105. Best News This Year!
What a relief!
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 PM
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106. Great job Wisconsin voters!
"Eat Cheese Or Die!" indeed!
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AllTooEasy Donating Member (540 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:07 PM
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107. Finally, they pay attention
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:10 PM
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110. score one for the good guys!
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:17 PM
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111. Finally....the
intelligent, progressive people win one!!!!!!!

:party: :toast: :bounce: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :applause:
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:29 PM
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112. Ahhhhhh! Freepers not liking this one
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SweepPicker Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:10 PM
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116. My Rethug Friends Are Awfully Quiet
on Facebook tonight!! I imagine they're crying and going through boxes of Kleenex at the moment.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:33 PM
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113. Great news! n/t
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blaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:11 PM
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117. I might just have to get a cheese head!
Wisconsin, y'all totally rock. Ian's Pizza got my bucks. You guys got my heart and hope.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:22 PM
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120. woohoo
:woohoo: I can't believe that it is so close
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:31 PM
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121. K/R -- Rachel Maddow on fire tonight -- and covered this -- !!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:32 PM by defendandprotect
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Lovette Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:45 PM
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123. Simply Amazing!!

Congrulations JoAnne Kloppenburg!! :yourock:
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Bodhi BloodWave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:58 PM
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124. OMG, independent and impartial....SELLOUT!!
more seriously tho, congrats to Kloppenburg, this is/was a victory that hopefully will light the way for many more victories for the side of sanity and common sense.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:22 PM
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125. Congratulations Judge Kloppenburg. woo-hoo! nt
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Iwillnevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:26 PM
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127. Hope Wisconsinites
feel a breath of warm, fresh spring air as reward for this awesome win and as an antidote to the bone-chillingly cold months these hearty souls rallied and marched.

BEEEEEYOOOOOOTIFUL! Glasses raised to you all!

:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:34 PM
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128. Hells yeah!
:bounce:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:34 PM
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129. Hells yeah!
:bounce:
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:09 PM
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132. She's right for doing this. You can't give these republicans an inch.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:43 PM
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134. k/r
:woohoo:

:kick:
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:04 PM
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135. K & R
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:27 PM
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136. I guess there's no doubt now
that
Every vote counts

SOLI-frickin-DARITY!!! :patriot:
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mokawanis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:26 AM
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139. Walker says the vote wasn't about him
he also says the election results aren't a bad sign for republicans facing recall elections. Walker can't speak a sentence without telling several lies. Such an asshole.

http://www.channel3000.com/politics/27455691/detail.htm...
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:35 AM
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140. The People Triumph!
Good job, Wisconsin!
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Mitchs Mule Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:07 AM
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146. Very HONORABLE and Dignified
I believe you found a diamond, Congratulation !
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:09 AM
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147. Looks like the Freeper's prayers to their Gawd Of Greed...
fell on their ass.
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