It is over. David Prosser won his Supreme Court race.
Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board has received the full number of certified results by county in last week’s state Supreme Court race between David Prosser and Joanne Kloppenburg. With all counties in, Prosser leads by 7,316 votes: this margin is enough to permit a free recount by the state on the defeated Kloppenburg’s behalf, but 7,316 votes is a difference that is not only far beyond | Read More »
No, the Milwaukee DA press conference has nothing to do with Prosser.
This is a preemptive post: the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board and the DA’s office for Milwaukee County is will be having a joint press conference Monday afternoon at 2 PM local time about a “significant investigation.” Given that the DA for Milwaukee County is a Democrat – and given that the election results for Milwaukee County have not yet been certified – there has already | Read More »
I think David Prosser has won his WI Supreme Court race.
At least, for him to lose it at this point will be actually be a bit of a surprise. The numbers don’t seem to be there for his opponent. First, let’s look at the total votes cast in Milwaukee and Outagamie counties (the two remaining to be canvassed), as of right now. Prosser’s current vote margin: 7,310. Milwaukee % Outagamie % Combined % Prosser 98,933 | Read More »
The Morning After Wisconsin.
Well. It’s barely Prosser, and we’re off to the recount. You’re going to see the phrase ‘margin of fraud’ a lot this morning; while this is a valid concern, the bright side to that is that with a Republican governor AND Republican legislature – neither of which is particularly inclined to be trusting – Wisconsin Democrats will find it harder to play the same games | Read More »
This ad about Wisconsin Democrat Joanne Kloppenburg scares the Left.
I’m repeating myself, but the Left keeps trying to push back on this ad highlighting Wisconsin Democrat (and candidate for Supreme Court Justice) Joanne Kloppenburg’s utter lack of compassion for abuse survivors: …so pass it along. Make sure that the Wisconsin voter in your life watches it. The vote is tomorrow; the incumbent is David Prosser; and his site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Wisconsin Democrat Joanne Kloppenburg ignored abuse victim’s pleas.
Background: Earlier this month, Wisconsin Democrats* created a campaign ad against incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser that was so slimy that it sparked a formal protest by one of the abuse victims that Wisconsin Democrats were pretending to care about. Not that such a protest even remotely slowed down Joanne Kloppenburg, of course: the woman is so desperate to win next week’s Supreme Court | Read More »
Judge Maryann Sumi (D*) ‘fixes’ anti-reform restraining order. Again.
Let’s recap what happened in Wisconsin (that link leads to a whole slew of links that track this epic foul-up by the Democratic party in Wisconsin over what should have been a simple enough demonstration of the principle that elections have consequences). Wisconsin Democratic Senators run away rather than do their jobs. This prevents a quorum for bills that are primarily financial in nature. Wisconsin | Read More »
RedState Interview: Gov. Scott Walker.
As you are undoubtedly aware, Wisconsin has become one of the primary battlefields for labor union reform: having lost at the ballot box last November, Democrats and Big Labor both have been fighting a vicious rear guard action against any attempts to reform collective bargaining and organizing ever since. Currently, the focus is on several hypothetical recall elections – and an actual judiciary election (David | Read More »
RedState Interview: Senator Ron Johnson (R, WI) on Obamacare repeal.
The topic was on Obamacare: specifically, its repeal. Senator Johnson had an article in the Wall Street Journal today on his personal issue with health care rationing; we discussed that, the ongoing judicial struggles over Obamacare, and what activists can do to help resolve this problem. Senator Johnson’s decision to run for office in the first place can be ‘credited’ with the passage of Obamacare, | Read More »
The Wisconsin protests may now collapse utterly.
The report is in that the professional antiwar movement has decided to ‘join’ the pro-Big Labor protesters in Madison. And by ‘join’ I mean, of course, to ‘completely take over said protests and hijack them in favor of a largely anti-American message that reliably alienates anyone normal.’ Add to that the minor detail that the antiwar movement is also starting to gear up for going | Read More »
Robert Reich takes the Crazytown Train to Wisconsin.
Let me see if I can guess the contents of the article, based on just the title (“Governor Walker’s Coup D’Etat”): Robert Reich is going to use the Rubber Bands of Mendacity, Hyperbole, and Bad Polling to create a Frankenstein’s Monster of an assertion that somehow Governor Walker – with his voting majorities in the state legislature, not to mention his actual election last year | Read More »
Wisconsin cops & firemen break their oaths.
It would seem that loyalty to their union masters take precedence over loyalty to the people of Wisconsin. From a contemptible letter written to M&I Bank threatening a boycott: The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, | Read More »
For the record: 70K-100K protesters predicted in Madison today.
I’m noting that now. This is what they’re expecting and forecasting. Madison Police predicted the 27th consecutive day of demonstrations against the law to severely restrict the power of public sector unions in the state would approach the 70,000 to 100,000 a week ago, the largest demonstration at the state Capitol since the Vietnam War. [snip] “Saturday’s going to be huge,” said Terese Berceau, a | Read More »
Dues checkoff: the true issue at stake in Wisconsin.
I understand why Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is couching the Left’s tantrum (H/T: Instapundit) over the Wisconsin budget bill in terms of having public sector employees contribute more of their fair share to health care and restricting harmful collective bargaining practices; both sides of the issue are publicly and politely pretending that this were the central issues. Only, they were not. Oh, sure, limiting | Read More »
BREAKING: The Wisconsin GOP has had enough.
UPDATE By Erick: The Wisconsin Republicans have been prevented from passing their financial reform package because they must have a super-majority quorum in the state legislature to pass financial matters. Part of the financial reform package was an end to collective bargaining on salary for public employees. Consequently, the Wisconsin legislature got tired of the Democrats hiding in Illinois. By an 18-1 vote, the Wisconsin | Read More »
Scott Fitzgerald auditions for WI-SEN in 2012.
…At least, that’s how I’m interpreting this letter from the Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader to (hiding) Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, in response to Miller’s request for a face-to-face meeting to discuss a possible compromise that would allow Wisconsin senators to came back home with something roughly approximating their dignity intact. Fitzgerald’s letter starts as follows: Sen. Mark Miller Parts Unknown, IL …and pretty | Read More »
Wisconsin: Democratic Senators losing unit cohesion?
There’s some confusion going on with regard to the intentions and plans of the fourteen AWOL Democratic state senators from Wisconsin who have been hiding from their job responsibilities for the last two weeks. They are or are not or are or are not or are or are not* about to give up and just come back in; what is actually going to happen is | Read More »
WI Democrats tried rushing fatcat union contracts.
Let me describe the video below: it walks through an interesting scenario planned by Wisconsin Democrats with regard toGov. Walker’s budget repair bill. Essentially, what happened was that Madison mayor Dave Ciesliewicz (D) colluded with state senator Mark Miller (D) to convince Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette (D) to delay publishing said budget repair bill once it passed for long enough to allow | Read More »
Collective bargaining reform passes Ohio Senate.
The bill is SB5, and it will limit future collective bargaining for Ohio state employees to base salary: it passed the Ohio Senate with a one-vote margin (all hail the power of having a strong enough majority to allow you breathing room: elections matter, folks*). The bill now goes to the House, where the GOP has a 59-40 advantage: and a simple majority constitutes a | Read More »
An iconic Madison protester video.
It starts with pro-union protesters complaining that pro-union reform protesters don’t want to engage with them; and it ends with pro-union protesters engaging in rhythmic chants and literal whistle-blowing to interfere with the cameras. Actually, that’s not quite correct: they actually grabbed for the camera, too. This video is from Ann Althouse’s site; her and her husband Meade have been doing yeoman work in covering | Read More »