Astounding Union Reversal In Wisconsin

Incumbent David Prosser took a commanding lead in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race Thursday as the Waukesha County clerk announced that some 14,000 votes from the city of Brookfield were not counted due to user error in saving the results spreadsheet.

“This is not a case of extra votes being found. This was human error, which I apologize for,” said county clerk Kathy Nickolaus, a Republican, adding that the canvass procedure is designed to catch such errors.

Democratic canvass watcher Ramona Kitzinger was also at the press conference.  “We went over everything & made sure the numbers jibed up and they did,” Kitzinger said. “We’re satisfied that it’s correct.”

In Brookfield, Nickolaus said, 14,325 voted. Justice David Prosser got 10,859 and 3,456 went for Joanne Kloppenburg making the totals in the county 92,263 for Prosser and 32,758 for Kloppenburg.

The Wisconsin election is a referendum on the state public sector unions, which poured money and manpower to get the liberal Kloppenburg elected, over the conservative David Prosser.  The race was presumed to give state unions a leg up on the Wisconsin court, if and when, the collective bargaining law recently stalled in a lower court, were to reach the high court over the next few months.

Governor Walker, who has had to deal with truant state senate Democrats, and unruly union protestors, appears on the way to exoneration, at least among the voters.

The Wisconsin side-show is ground-zero for unions across the nation.  Money has been pouring in from virtually ever left-wing front group, and their union cohorts in the US.  Today, their premature jubilation was cut short, and the GOP obituaries frozen, while still on their keyboards.

The ongoing recall effort, and Gov. Walker's tenure seem suddenly to be veering in the GOPs favor.

This election has to sting, right AFL/CIO and