(Update) Corrected error gives Prosser 7,500 more votes from Waukesha County
BROOKFIELD - In a startling announcement this afternoon, State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser reportedly gained 7,500 more votes in Waukesha County after a computer error tallying the votes was fixed, putting him well ahead of JoAnne Kloppenburg in the statewide total past where the state would pay for a recount.
The announcement was made late this afternoon after a recanvass total was made in Waukesha County. County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus apologized, saying the mistake was due to human error.
A recanvass of the vote in Winnebago County this afternoon reportedly gave incumbent state Supreme Court Justice Dave Prosser an extra 710 votes than what he had Wednesday morning and thus, he goes in front of JoAnne Kloppenburg by 40 votes. The county reportedly changed its tally of the vote on its website at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Prosser went from the 19,991 votes that were listed for him Wednesday to 20,701 votes and Kloppenburg went from 18,421 to 18,887. This is a swing to Prosser of 244 votes.
There were more vote swings like this throughout the state this afternoon. Prosser picked up 200 votes in West Bend but lost over 100 votes in Eau Claire and Grant County as well.