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In Wisconsin Judicial Election, Prosser’s Margin of Victory Drops Enough to Trigger Automatic Free Recount

Investigation into Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Results Continues

Chris Bowers
Daily Kos
April 13, 2011

In the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, 69 of 72 counties have reported final results, with the final three likely coming in late today. Current totals show incumbent David Prosser leading by 7,303 votes, which puts the final margin close enough that Kloppenburg can request a recount without her campaign having to pay for it.

Kloppenburg has three days after the vote is certified to request a recount. However, certification will not happen until the Government Accountability Board completes its investigation into Waukesha County results and into County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus. That investigation is ongoing:

A spokesman for the GAB told TPM that they are examining both the individual precinct returns and the manner in which they were reported to the media on election night. While they cannot at this point comment on the substance of that examination, the GAB said that the County Clerk is being cooperative.

Although the investigation is ongoing, it’s a pretty safe prediction that it will not find that Kathy Nickolaus tampered with vote totals. Here is why.

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Surprise! O’Keefe’s NPR Video is a Hacked-Up Lie

Why NPR, or anybody else, would trust this idiot’s honesty, especially after the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, is beyond me, but there you go. If he were a progressive, he’d be blacklisted by the Big Media forever.

No Shocker: O’Keefe’s NPR “Sting” Video Is a Lie

by Mark Sumner
Daily Kos, AlterNet.org
March 14, 2011

The ACORN video was a fake. The Shirley Sherrod video was a fake. So why should anyone be surprised to find that the NPR video is also a fake? James O’Keefe has absolutely no interest in the truth. Instead, his well-funded hit machine has only one purpose: to distort and manufacture controversy.

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The real scandal here isn’t anything that Schiller said, it’s that anyone treats O’Keefe and his video sausage grinding seriously. And that NPR, like the Obama administration in the last round of this unmitigated, bald-faced manipulation, reacts as if anything O’Keefe is producing can be trusted.

There may be no clearer marker of media’s decline than in their treating O’Keefe as a legitimate source. Like Scott Walker’s actions against the unions in Wisconsin, O’Keefe isn’t out there to find the truth. He’s out there to smash anyone not part of the conservative club, and if what that takes is an unending stream of sewage… he has no problem with that.

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The News Pauper: Pray For Those Left Behind

Glenn Beck blames CrooksandLiars and Kos for pointing out his role in the Pittsburgh shootings

by W.B. Dunne

Glenn Beck accepts credit for Pittsburgh cop killingsis how that should read.

Because that is exactly what hes doing. Furthermore, by blaming the bloggers he gives his minions a new, less publicly risky target, the bloggers themselves.

For years the right wing has bred these oppression fantasies with their fake culture wars, their war on this and their war on that. Granted that there were four policemen killed by mistake, Glenn never targeted them. In fact, Glenn would embrace a police force that toed his line. His personal fantasy is troops of black booted thugs trampling all the commie hippie liberals in the streets at his command.

Were in the middle of a dangerous game here people, Im no big city lawyer, no famous pundit with his own radio show, but I smell a rat. A big fat rat that counts as his own a cadre of loose cannons. If I were such a one, Id use my superpowers for good.

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