Prosser’s recount got ample funding
Lawyer who worked on justice’s behalf has case pending before court
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
Aug. 13, 2011 |
Madison – A Philadelphia philanthropist and his wife gave Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser $100,000 this spring for his recount effort, and three others gave a combined $100,000, records show.
A quirk of state election law allows candidates to receive unlimited sums during recounts, and Prosser used that opportunity impressively, campaign finance reports show. Over 13 days in April, he collected three $50,000 donations and two $25,000 donations.
In all, he raised $272,887 for his recount efforts. The fundraising was conducted in April and May.