Talk about having it both ways. All this whining by conservative talk media and Republican operatives about the statewide recount in the Supreme Court Justice race is just so much hot air. It’s legal, it’s happening now, and it’s a quality control check on the electoral statewide process regardless of the final results.
Yet these are the same paranoids who have been screaming about voter fraud conspiracies that undermine the public’s confidence in the electoral system.
The hair on fire, almost breathless ranting about the recount is mystifyingly out of place for a party demanding clean elections. Here's WTMJ's Charlie Sykes:
Here's a perfect example of their hypocritical approach to enforcing clean elections. You'll notice the Journal Sentinel spin endorsing a looser voter process by writing, "...has come to this."
The recount for the state Supreme Court race has come to this: Votes from nuns have been thrown out."Eighteen applications did not have a witness signature," said Alene Bolin, assistant corporation counsel for Sauk County. Because canvassers were unable to match the actual ballots to the voter … Prosser had 14 while Kloppenburg had four … The Prosser campaign made two appeals to have the ballots counted, but they were turned down by the board of canvassers.
Not by the Kloppenburg campaign. If the rules are in place, but ignored like the Justice Prosser campaign had requested, what can you say about the integrity of the system?