Friday, April 8, 2011

14,315 "lost" votes in Wisconsin?

A conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice is likely to keep his job after a county clerk announced Thursday that she found 7,500 more votes for him, putting the incumbent ahead of a challenger who declared victory on Wednesday.

The election drew national attention because it was seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights, which sparked huge protests and has been put on hold by a judge. . . .

Then Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nicklaus announced that she had left out the 14,315 votes cast in the city of Brookfield in the totals she released Tuesday night. Prosser added 7,403 votes and gained more than 100 elsewhere in the county, putting him slightly ahead of Kloppenburg.

Of course, according to the media, the Walker forces are fascist and the unions are the voices of democracy. But now it appears the union side was caught trying to steal a state supreme court election so that the court could invalidate Gov. Walker's legislative program.

Doesn't this tend to support the argument that public employees unions are too powerful and corrupt?

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