Vote totals for Supreme Court race continue to change
MADISON (WAOW) -- New canvassing numbers show a massive swing in the Supreme Court race and put Justice David Prosser in the lead.
The Waukesha County clerk has announced Prosser gained about 7,500 votes over JoAnne Kloppenburg.
At a news conference this evening, Waukesha County clerk says the office discovered a discrepancy during the canvassing process where counties double check results. County clerk Kathy Nickolaus said she had failed to include the votes for the entire city of Brookfield in her report on election night, more than 14,000 votes in all. There were nearly 11,000 votes for Prosser in the city and about 3,500 for Kloppenburg. The clerk's office just finished discussing the details and apologized for the mistake.
The vote totals on election night are never the final, official count -- that takes place in the days after and many counties are doing theirs today.
Kloppenburg finished 204 votes ahead of incumbent Justice David Prosser on election night, and declared victory on Wednesday, but as canvass numbers become official, the numbers are changing.
In Grant County, Prosser lost 113 votes, and in Vernon, Portage and Iowa counties, Kloppenburg picked up a few dozen votes in each.
In Winnebago County, clerk's office said Prosser gained 244 votes. The clerk says it's because of a technical glitch. The clerk says those numbers are still not official yet and could change. It seems volatility is the name of the game and it will continue. The Dane County clerk's office says they found about 40 new votes Thursday because of write-ins. Dane County expects to be done with their canvassing Friday. Of course, the counting will likely continue. Almost 1.5 million votes were cast in the race that is almost certain to be decided in a recount that could take weeks.