Waiting until the eleventh hour, Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg held a 4 PM press conference ahead of the 5 PM deadline to announce her decision to request a statewide manual recount of the April 5, election. In addition to asking for a recount, Kloppenburg also called for the appointment of a Special Investigator to investigate the election practices of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus.
Kloppenburg’s request for a recount comes just two days after Justice David Prosser declared victory in a Monday press conference. When asked about the possibility of a recount, a Prosser spokesman called it “frivolous” due to the almost insurmountable lead that Prosser commands over Kloppenburg at the conclusion of last weeks canvass.
Nevertheless, Kloppenburg stated that a “recount will benefit all.”
When asked about whether she regretted her victory statement prior to the conclusion of the statewide canvass, Kloppenburg earnestly stated she has “no regrets whatsoever.”
A statewide recount is estimated to cost the taxpayers of Wisconsin well over $1 million and will likely drag out the conclusion of the April 5, election for weeks if not months.