JoAnne “Our Victory Will Hold” Kloppenburg Concedes To Justice David Prosser

On April 6, 2011, Wisconsin liberal JoAnne Kloppenburg announced that she had won the Wisconsin election for Supreme Court Justice.
“We won. Our victory will hold.”

The next day they found 7,000 votes that went to her opponent Justice David Prosser.

Today, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg held a press conference in Madison, Wisconsin and finally conceded the Supreme Court election to Justice David Prosser.
JS Online reported:

Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg said Tuesday that she was conceding the Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, ending what had been a contentious campaign that culminated in a rare statewide recount.

Kloppenburg made the concession at a Madison news conference just over a week after the state’s Government Accountability Board reported that final count numbers showed Prosser with 7,006 more votes.

Her decision to concede is expected to pave the way for Prosser to begin a new, 10-year term on Aug. 1.

If Kloppenburg had challenged the recount, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson would have had to name a reserve judge to hear Kloppenburg’s court challenge. Court observers say it is likely that Abrahamson and the reserve judge would move as quickly as possible to consider the appeal.

Kloppenburg asked for the taxpayer-financed recount – the first statewide recount in two decades – after losing by 7,316 votes in the April 5 election. Waukesha County, a key stronghold for Prosser, finished its recount last.

The recount is estimated to cost taxpayers in excess of $550,000.

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  • Mikey

    Really? About time.

  • Sequoia

    COST $550,000 !!??
    That was not a COST, that was an INVESTMENT in good government and jurisprudence for WI…they just need new talking points.

  • Militant Conservative

    Finally figured out it was impossible to steal.

    Kicked to the curb

    Powder is dry

  • Lee

    Fast learner, isn’t she?

  • Granny

    About time!

  • Ma

    Apparently not enough funds to go full court press and luckily fo rWI not enough voter fraud. Congrats WI for not appointing another moonbat.

  • DW Pepper

    Is She finally going to get back on her broom and fly away ???

  • Insufficiently Sensitive

    I can only imagine that the union slush funds gave up on backing her ridiculous challenge any further.

    They certainly gave it a try, hoping to overturn a 7000-vote lead, but their professional vote-stealers could only whittle down Prosser’s lead by 300 votes or so. So the unions and the DNC must be running scared, now trying to preserve their slush funds for the 2012 election.

    Given Obama’s crooked and profligate administration, they have good reason to be scared.

  • Ma

    WI send the bill to her and good luck collecting.

  • Chisum

    Paul Pott Sings To JoAnne Kloppenburg

  • regularguy

    Come on, now, let’s not be so hasty to concede defeat, Kloppenburg. 7000 votes is VERY CLOSE, and, because you are extremely important, no amount of money should be spared to ensure that this vote count is accurate. Even if it takes several vote counts. Let’s try this again, maybe the next count will change things.

  • Taqiyyotomist



    Another criminal flash-mob (spree) is going down in Boston.

    This one is also of indeterminate melanin makeup. As usual.

    This trend is getting worse.

    via Drudge, his current headline, “TEEN GANGS UNLEASHED ON BOSTON BEACH”:

    By election 2012, this will be a daily occurrence in America.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Also see Drudge’s top headlines.

    I say, as has been said here before: It Begins…


    ‘I was scared for my life’…
    Poet ‘Da Real One’ Gunned Down In Front Of Miami Poetry Cafe…
    Violent crime explodes in Myrtle during Black Bike Week; 8-hour hell…
    Rib Fest At Rochester beach turns rowdy…
    Riot On Long Island…
    Urban Melee In Charlotte…
    Chaos causes DNC concern for convention…
    Unruly urban crowd shuts down Nashville water park…


    Hope and change. Par for this well-played and long-played course.

  • Chisum

    HotAir has the “Humpbot” video up. It would be more appropriate in the Weinergate thread.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    All: read the stories behind those headlines I ripped. Then tell me it ain’t startin’.

    Because it is.


    finally my state gets it done…PROSSER, voter ID, next up carry conceal…yeah baby

  • You may expect a Federal appointment for Klopp shortly. That way she doesn’t have to endure another one of these pesky “election” things.

  • SturJen

    ‘Bout flipping time. I always thought she looked like the clown from the “Saw” movies. I do hope she crawls back under that rock she slithered from in the first place.

    There was a rumor that she was going to block any attempt to seat Prosser on Aug. 1. That would make the State Supreme Court a 3/3 dems/repubs stance. Nothing essentially would get done here in the Cheese State: A deadlocked State Supreme court would render the lower courts’ judgement valid. And we all know where all those judgments are coming from: The Insanely Lib Dane County District.

    However; there has been legislation introduced here in WI that would allow persons to file suits against legislation in venues other than Dane County-where Madison is located. That would allow for less liberal counties to weigh in on cases. Also added to that proposed legislation would be the ability for anyone within the jurisdiction of Wisconsin to file an appeal on a suit. That would lessen the choke hold that Dane county has on the proceedings of our Legislators.

    That would also help out our counties who are being strong-armed in many DNR suits in this state, but that’s another can of worms for another day.

  • Ma

    Okay then just pay the bill for WI.

  • cj_thespook

    Hey here is an update on one of the post you did this past weekend. The dancing protest at the Jefferson Memorial. Russian TV and Code Pink Disrupt Memorial Day Activities

    Also an intersting piece in that article, “Adam Kokesh, an American who stars on KGB-TV, otherwise known as RT or Russia Today television, staged a publicity stunt at the Jefferson Memorial on May 28 and is now complaining about his arrest for “dancing.” The article further sumises that Adam is a useful tool for Russian propaganda fed to the Russian people as proof of American double standards when it comes to freedom of speech and expression. So, this guy and Code Pinko Commies are working with the Communist in Russia to undermine US law? This needs to be further investigated and also all connections to these people. I smell a rat. Also check out the Socialist party working with Islamist in this so called Arab Spring Bulls**t. Follow some of the leaders mentioned and this organization Counterfire UK. Are there connections to Code Pinko and this group since Counterfire is openingly admitting to help in the protest along with Hezbollah and Muslim Brotherhood? If anyone can find connections to Code Pinko and the planners behind the Arab Spring this would be huge in connecting them to giving aide to Terrorist organizations; thereby, buying them a trip to slammerl.

  • indccc

    #18 Do you have a bill # for that legislation? Would love to read it.

  • Highlander

    For Liberals to realize their utopian (socialist) dreams they have to have uninterrupted power. That is why they cling to it so. Their desires are counter to our Constitutional protections of individual liberty and the rule of law and so it (the Constitution) must be subverted and destroyed for them to succeed. Conservatives must do what is not in their nature to do – fight them at each and every turn.

  • SturJen

    I believe it’s AB156.

  • jimg

    The next day they found 7,000 votes that went to her opponent Justice David Prosser.

    That’s not accurate, and it continues the meme put forward by the Democrats.

    NO votes were ‘found’. None.

    The votes were always there. The clerk simply hadn’t reported them to the press on Election Night.

    And the vote count as 14,000 – not seven. The difference between the Prosser and Kloppenburg was 7,000.

    We have enough problems with a lazy press who doesn’t point out what really happened. I’d rather not see it here, too.

  • Big L

    what is wrong with her eyes? isn’t that a sign of some mental prob?

  • overthehillbill

    I guess they have checked all the storage units and dumpsters in the city.

  • indccc

    SturJen~Fantastic! Thanks!

  • Kathteach

    Funny how she folded when her campaign would have to pay for a lawsuit….they had NO money and NO support could be found for a lawsuit against Wisconsin coters – a very good omen for Wisconsin in 2012 – a purple state turning red-der (?) every day.

    Obama can never win Wisconsin now that Walker signed picture ID. Acorn be gone (done) – Get control of unions (not yet thanks to another goofy Madison liberal judge Maryann Sumi who is holding it up on an unsound legal charge about open meeting law requirements that do not apply to the State Legislature) but at least the inside fix that the Chief Justice of our state’s Supreme Court – Shirley Abrahamson – wanted to orchestrate (get Kloppenburg in hell or high water) looks like a fail.

    How in the hell this great state got in this place -where the looniest, leftist women (Maryann Sumi, Joanne Kloppenburg and Shirley Abrahamson) could run everything from their control rooms is beyond me – we were not paying enough attention. The good news is that we have been awakened thanks to the sham of the Kloppenburg recount and union protests over a bill that helps property tax payers more than any bill in our state’s history ever has.

    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead : – ) for now – at least one of them.

  • Freddy

    “Waukesha County, a key stronghold for Prosser, finished its recount last.”

    Bitter liberal reporting to the very end. Waukesha finished counting last as Kloppenburg tried every dirty trick she could to NOT COUNT the votes!

  • Finncrisp

    The key question is how many jobs did the recount create or save? I am sure the tally will be reported by Joe (nobody messes with ) Biden.