Kloppenburg concedes Wisconsin court race

By Kase Wickman
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 12:27 EDT
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Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat in the dramatic Wisconsin judiciary race that has stretched on since the April 5 election, saying that she would not ask for another recount, but that there was evidence of “significant and widespread errors and anomalies.” Republican David Prosser, who has held the seat on the state’s Supreme Court for 12 years, will begin a new 10-year term August 1.

However, The BRAD BLOG Monday night published an article claiming that Wisconsin election officials had not followed the proper procedures for the controversial vote recount before certifying the results.

Ballot bags from Waukesha County were photographed wide open instead of sealed shut, in violation of election rules. Waukesha County is the same region where the 14,000 missing votes that prompted calls for a recount were cast.

Kloppenburg, the state’s assistant attorney general, originally declared victory on April 6.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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