Here’s a newsflash: Justice David Prosser doesn’t think that his election victory against JoAnne Kloppenburg doesn’t warrant a recount. I’m not sure why this is news, what else is the man going to say. If Kloppenburg had won, especially under the same circumstances, I bet she’d be saying the samething. I really can’t blame the winner for not wanting a recount. That’s is to be expected. I can’t blame Prosser for his attnorney, Jim Troupis, stating, “We will take every and any step to prevent this frivolous matter going forward.”
You really can’t blame them.
That said, I want a recount. I want an investigation in the reason that 10,000 votes suddenly made an appearance. I want someone to tell me if the rumor that I heard – these 10,000 votes were just for the Supreme Court Justice spot and not for the mayor race – is true.
Our elections are really getting out of control, from the debacle in 2000 that left thousands of Gore votes uncounted to the sudden appearance of 10,000 votes in Waukesha county, something smells fishy.
Maybe, it is our fast news society, paraphrased from a comment on this blog that is the cause for errors. It could be.
Maybe, it is just good old fashioned Murphy’s Law – the one that states anything that can go wrong, will.
Maybe, the rest of the country is just becoming like Chicago, where the dead get to vote.
Whatever it is, it bugs the heck out of me. Perhaps, we should not make announcements on election night. No conceding, no victory speeches until all the votes are in, checked and rechecked and we’re sure just who the victor is.