Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Election: Incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser Picks Up 7,381 Votes as City of Brookfield Went Uncounted
If you thought that challenger attorney Joanne Kloppenburg had won the Wisconsin Supreme Court election … NOT SO FAST!!!
Breaking news out of Wisconsin has incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser picking up 7,381 votes. As reported at NRO, there was a computer error in heavily Republican Waukesha County that failed to send election results for the entire City of Brookfield. The result was an additional pick up of 7,381 votes for Prosser. It would appear that JoAnn Kloppenburg declared victory far too soon.
Pic: Justice Prosser.com
On election night, AP results showed a turnout of 110,000 voters in Waukesha County — well short of the 180,000 voters that turned out last November, and 42 percent of the county’s total turnout. By comparison, nearly 90 percent of Dane County voters who cast a ballot in November turned out to vote for Kloppenburg.
Prior to the election, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was heavily criticized for her decision to keep the county results on an antiquated personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system being utilized statewide. Nickolaus cited security concerns for keeping the data herself — yet when she reported the data, it did not include the City of Brookfield, whose residents cast nearly 14,000 votes.
What a difference a day makes. From the unions spouting off yesterday of their victory over Walker and the GOP to finding out that their candidate just might have lost by 7000 votes. So much for that Leftist populist movement. It would appear that the people of Wisconsin has spoke again and once again sided with the GOP.
Previously there was also a a discrepancy in Winnebago County as well according to JS-Online.
A tally compiled by The Associated Press Wednesday and used by news organizations statewide, including the Journal Sentinel, indicated Kloppenburg was leading the race by 204 votes. Figures on Winnebago County’s website are now different from those collected by the AP.
Winnebago County’s numbers say Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg’s 18,887. The AP has 19,991 for Prosser to Kloppenburg’s 18,421.
The new numbers would give Prosser 244 more votes, or a 40-vote lead statewide.
UPDATE I: From WisPolitics.com, The Waukesha County canvass netted Justice David Prosser more than 7,500 votes over JoAnne Kloppenburg. What a crushing blow to unions and the folks that are anti-Governor Scott Walker. As stated by OTB, if the 7500 votes for Prosser holds up, not only have the WI unions been dealt a crushing blow, Kloppenburg has also not only lost, but cannot challenge the election.