This took guts–guts that Democrats don’t often show.
This recount will include a close look at the “unusually high undervote rates in a number of areas that the campaign has examined,” as well “irregularities around the state,” such as Milwaukee and Racine (and, of course, Waukesha).
Although there are big questions here (most notably, the ballot chain of custody), this is an extraordinary moment. So let’s all stand with JoAnne Kloppenburg, and stay vigilant against all efforts to prevent, delay, disrupt or otherwise fiddle with this recount.
SPECIAL COVERAGE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Election
BREAKING: KLOPPENBURG FILES FOR STATEWIDE RECOUNT
By Brad Friedman
Wisconsin’s Asst. Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg has filed paperwork for a statewide, state-sponsored “recount” in the controversial April 5th State Supreme Court election.
Speaking to supporters at a press conference moments ago in Madison, Kloppenburg pointed to a number of reported irregularities around the state, including in Waukesha County, as well as Racine and Milwaukee and
a number of other areas, that led to her decision to ask for such a count. She also mentioned unusually high undervote rates in a number of areas that the campaign had examined.
“I’ve asked for a recount to determine what the right count is, and also to preserve confidence in the electoral process,” she said in response to a question from reporters.