Of course, like a typical leftwing sore loser, Kloppenburg can still take whatever's left of her case to court, but then you'd look like Al Gore and that's just plain ugly:
A grueling statewide recount concluded Friday that Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg to win another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a race driven by the debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to curb the union rights of the state's public employees.
The recount that began on April 27 ended Friday afternoon after Waukesha County officials finished tallying their last remaining precincts. Unofficial results showed Prosser had 752,697 votes — 7,006 more than Kloppenburg's 745,691.
State election officials plan to meet on Monday to verify the results. Kloppenburg will then have five days to challenge the results in court.
Kloppenburg issued a statement Friday before the final results were released saying her campaign would review recount records and decide whether to appeal. The statement said the campaign had uncovered "numerous anomalies and irregularities," but did not elaborate. Her campaign raised concerns early during the recount about finding Waukesha County ballot bags unsealed and bags with identification tags that didn't match inspectors' logs.
Prosser spokesman Brian Nemoir issued a statement saying Waukesha County took the extra time to ensure the recount process was transparent and accurate, leaving Kloppenburg with no basis for a challenge.
"The time has come to move on, confident in both our electoral system and Justice Prosser's re-election," he said.