When Bush Lost WI By Similar Margin to JKlo's Loss, Walker & Rest of GOP Supported Recount | Wis.Community

When Bush Lost WI By Similar Margin to JKlo's Loss, Walker & Rest of GOP Supported Recount

In 2000, George W. Bush lost Wisconsin to Al Gore by about a 6K vote margin-- a similar margin that we're talking about in the 2010 Kloppenburg v Prosser race.  Ultimately, the Bush campaign opted out of challenging Wisconsin, because it wouldn't have made a difference if they lost Florida. However, its important to note that Wisconsin Republicans were unanimously in support of a recall in Wisconsin:  

"Yes, I do." -Tommy Thompson, 11/17/2000 when asked if Bush should request a recount.

"With or without voter fraud, there's a slim enough margin that a recount could result in a change in the final margin." -Scott Walker, 11/12/2000

"This is the narrowest election in state history, and there's a chance that mistakes were made." -Tony Jewell, 11/14/2000 Gov. Tommy Thompson Spokesman

"I hope we seriously consider a recount in Wisconsin, even if it doesn't change the outcome." -Speaker of the Assembly, Scott Jensen, 11/21/2000 

"We believe very seriously that the integrity of our election process is at stake." - Wisconsin GOP Chair, Richard Graber" 11/10/2000

Now, ten years later, despite an almost identical margin as Bush v Gore, the Wisconsin Republicans call a recount in Kloppenburg's case "frivolous" and a "waste."  

How do you say "hypocrite" in Fitzwalkerstanian?

 

Published

April 19, 2011 - 9:26am

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