February 16, 2011

Wisconsin Supreme Court primary results

With 99% of precincts reporting:

David Prosser — 225,256 (55%)
JoAnne Kloppenburg — 102,040 (25%)
Marla Stephens — 43,997 (11%)
Joel Winnig — 37,149 (9%)

Total — 408,442

I believe that's around 13% of registered voters participating.*

Fifty-five percent doesn't strike me as terribly convincing at this point. Especially if Governor Scott Walker keeps pissing off more of the other 87% with his aggressively "pro-business" agenda, which the Prosser campaign pledged to "complement," a stance even Prosser's own cohort of political supporters enthusiastically acknowledges.

There's more than enough unexercised franchise out there to close that gap and surely Justice Prosser is not going to benefit from any Stephens or Winnig supporters at the general election on April 5.

Recall that in 2009, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, whose "liberal" credentials are sterling, swept 69 of Wisconsin's 72 counties over Jefferson County Circuit Judge Randy Koschnick, a jurisprude who presented himself to voters as to the right of Clarence Thomas.**

* See comment: It's 9.3 percent of the voting age population.

Mr. Magney is the GAB's public information officer.

** But still slightly to the left of Attila the Hun, as the saying goes; Koschnick enjoyed a prior incarnation as a State public defender.


Reid Magney said...

It's 9.3 percent of the voting age population, the standard method of reporting. Because Wisconsin has Election Day Registration, the number of registered voters is less relevant.

illusory tenant said...


gnarlytrombone said...

Time to break out the red ropes.