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Prosser wins again…albeit by a few less votes than the first time, but he did win again.
So, I guess that means it is done, finally. Or is it? That is doubtful since Kloppenburg now has the right to take this to court. The court will be selected by the Chief Justice and it will be based in Dane County.
I expect that this will drag on and on with the hope that it will preclude Prosser being sworn in for another term on August 1st when he’d take the seat for the next ten years.
Kloppenburg’s team had to know they wouldn’t find enough voting discrepancies to overcome the 7,000+ margin when they went through the exercise. Since it cost her group only the attorney’s fees, which I suspect are a large number already, that alternative was attractive.
Given that much of what has been, and will be, passed will be litigated to keep the new laws off the books for so long as possible, delay is likely the goal now…as it may have been all along.
Prosser will probably have to win for a third time before he can be seated for the next term. If, by some stretch of the imagination, or twist of the courts, he can be kept from that seat, it is “Katie bar the door” time in Madison and Wisconsin from the Democrat perspective. And that without any benefit they might derive from the recall election races probably to be determined on July 12th as it now stands.