Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Another loss in the recount

Guess we won't have a recount by hand in Wisconsin after all:
Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said the effort to force the hand recount, which was backed by Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign, did not meet the state’s legal standard for prohibiting the use of machines in the recount, saying that the two campaigns did not show a hand recount, though more thorough, was necessary or show there was a clear and convincing evidence of fraud or other problems.

Bailey-Rihn said there were good reasons to do a hand recount but no legal basis for her to mandate it.

"I follow the law. That's who I am despite my personal opinions," said Bailey-Rihn, who was elected to the bench last spring.
A Dane County judge who follows the law? Dang -- didn't know that was possible.


R.A. Crankbait said...

Now if the StarTribune headline writers can just catch on. When Trump said he would have won the popular vote if not for all the illegal voters in California, headlines and article described his allegations as "baseless" (or similar). The reasons for the Wisconsin recount were due to "serious concerns" - but no description of why it was serious, other than what one might call "baseless claims that the Russkies had manipulated the machines somehow.

Bike Bubba said...

After all the times their decisions have been thrown out, it's amazing that most Dane County judges haven't been de-benched and disbarred. One would hope that even liberals would have enough sense to know that things are not good when the fix is in.

I guess I must prepare to be disappointed.