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Karen Richards, the most gullible member of All About Eve‘s central quartet (but not dumbest – Hugh Marlowe’s Lloyd Richards has the density of an anvil), once remarked on the title character’s “breaking the record for running, jumping, and standing gall.” She may have to dump the records after learning what mischief got hatched during Wisconsin’s 2011 elections:

Steve Baas, a lobbyist for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and former Republican legislative staffer, floated an idea on the email thread:

“Do we need to start messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud’ so we are positively set up for the recount regardless of the final number? I obviously think we should.”

Scott Jensen — the former GOP Assembly Speaker turned lobbyist for American Federation for Children, a private school voucher advocacy group — quickly responded:

“Yes. Anything fishy should be highlighted. Stories should be solicited by talk radio hosts.”

In another email, Jensen writes that Prosser “needs to be on talk radio in the morning saying he is confident he won and talk radio needs to scream the Dems are trying to steal the race.”

Prosser went on to win the election in a recount. He served five more years on the high court before stepping down in July.

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