The wisdom of JoAnne Kloppenburg

I’ve been writing the 2011 State Supreme Court race. JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded that race five weeks after claiming victory. Below is a recording of her speech. I ask you to listen to this well-crafted warning regarding the voting process in Wisconsin and pretend it’s Van Wanggaard making the comments using Racine County in place of Waukesha.

Wisconsin has a problem counting votes. It’s time to get it right before the November elections. I think both sides agree on this one.


  1. Agreed. it is embarassing to have WI in the spotlite over an issue that no other state has come close to. so far there is no reasonable explanation.

  2. The Lorax says:

    I think we should delineate between recounts triggered by close results and genuine vote problems associated with kathy nickolaus.

  3. The Lorax says:

    But yes, I agree.