Most Read
    Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

    Wisconsin Tonight

    Wisconsin Tonight

    It will be interesting to see what happens in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.  I believe the polls close at 8 p.m. Central. 

    I’ll have updates on the results, but probably not until an hour or so after the polls close, since I’ll be at a handgun training class tonight.  My wife and I finally are taking the plunge, and going through the NRA basic handgun safety course.

    Consider this something of an open forum on the Wisconsin race.  Comments will be put through, so keep us up to date as to reports of what is happening in Wisconsin, and any results which come in before 9 p.m. Central.

    Updates:  Prosser/Kloppenburg results

    4% reporting – 49/51
    6% – 50/50
    8% – 50/50
    9% – 51/49
    11% – 51/49 (if this keeps up, Kloppenburg ballots will start showing up in car trunks soon).
    12% – 51/49
    13% – 51/49
    17% – 50/50

    AP reports results by county, curious if readers have an insights based on which counties have reported

    20% – 51/49
    23% – 51/49
    24% – 51/49
    29% – 51/49 (11,586 vote difference)
    32% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 21,000 votes in Dane County, Prosser up just about everywhere else)
    34% – 50/50
    42% – 51/49
    43% – 51/49
    46% – 52/48 (29,445)
    51% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up almost 50,000 votes in Dane County and 21,000 in Milwaukee so far)
    52% – 50/50
    55% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up just over 4000 votes)
    58% – 50/50 (same vote difference)
    61% – 51/49 (Prosser up by 11,406)
    64% – 51/49
    66% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 1400 votes)
    68% – 50/50 (Prosser up 900)(Dane and Milwaukee 75% reporting, Waukesha only 25%)
    69% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 500)
    71% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 5000)
    73% – 50/50 (same)
    76% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 6800)(per Jessica Arp some but not all Madison votes in)

    Fond du Lac County has not reported anything yet.  Good/bad?

    78% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 7183)(Waukesha 60% in)
    81% – 49/51 (Kloppenburg up 17,741)(me thinks Madision just came in)
    82% – 49/51 (18,832)
    84% – 49/51 (35,000)
    85% – 49/51 (23,751)
    88% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 5266)(Fond du Lac all in)
    90% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 1676)

    “@SwingState: Apparently, Dane County had an error that gave Kloppenburg 134K instead of 124K
    Did someone hit the wrong button?”

    92% – 50/50 (Kloppenburg up 1577)(update, Prosser up 591)
    93% – 50/50 (Prosser up 399)
    94% – 50/50 (Prosser up 6510)(Waukesha all in reportedly – not on AP site yet — but not all Dane, 5 left )

    “@WisconsinReport  Notable precincts left: Dane (5), Eau Claire (41), Marathon (32), Mil (13), Ozaukee (8), Racine (10), Sauk (8) Waukesha (68)”

    95% – 50/50 (Prosser up 1790)
    97% – 50/50 (Prosser up 3499)(update, 1183)

    “@WisconsinReport Waukesha is all in : 198 districts reporting, 81,255 (73%) for Prosser, 29,332 (27%) for Klopp.”

    97% (still) – 50/50 (Prosser up 4671)(update 2415)

    “@MacIverWisc Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett just said on TV that in Milw. they have just begun to count the 8,000 absentee ballots…” —- absentee ballots are the wild card here.

    Looks to me like it’s coming down to Milwaukee – that can’t be good, no?

    Not much movement in vote tallies in last half hour. (Now 12:25 a.m. Central)

    Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
    Visit the Legal Insurrection Shop on CafePress!
    Bookmark and Share


    Donations tax deductible
    to the full extent allowed by law.



    The two counties with the most precincts uncounted are Eau Claire with 21 and Marathon with 32. One leans one way, the other the other way. Dunn and Sauk are missing 6 and 8 precincts. Interesting that Milwaukee still has a dozen uncounted precincts.(Around midnight.) Most other counties have just one or two missing precincts.

    Yeah, that's painfully obvious, isn't it? They need enough votes to avoid a recount – that's why they're still waiting for a couple of counties like Marathon to report.

    At this address:

    is an unofficial count of the ballots in Marathon County. The missing precincts are all wards in the City of Wausau. Somehow I am less sanguine about Prosser picking up many votes. I wonder why so many Wausau wards are uncounted. Did they have a weather anomaly tonight, and the roads are flooded? Or a wind storm? It's not like those wards are in a remote corner of the county.

    When I voted in Milwaukee, I never voted absentee: I figured it would be easier for them to lose my ballot that way.

    Time for bed. A race this close is always won by the Democrats because they have no compunctions about not cheating. It is, after all, for the good of the workers of the state! How else will they keep their union overlords?

    How about the Republicans make Wisconsin a right to work state? Further, allow employers to only deduct taxes, and employee contributions to pension and health insurance benefits from worker paychecks. If a worker wants their membership at the local Y paid automatically, arrangements can be made with the institution that collects the payroll deduction. The point of the bill is to ease bookkeeping for businesses.

    I'm off to bed as well. Regardless of the final tally, the number is within the Margin of Franken. But it does seem clear that there is no mandate. A very well organized GOTV campaign in Dane county did the trick, and that's no surprise.

    Leave a Comment

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Notify me of followup comments via e-mail (or subscribe without commenting.)

    Font Resize
    Contrast Mode
    Send this to a friend