Wisconsin stunner: Prosser gains over 7,000 votes after discovery of error 

In a stunning turn of events, incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is now in a strong position to fend off union-supported challenger Joanne Kloppenburg after the discovery of an error that prevented the votes from a Republican-heavy city from being counted. Prosser had trailed by a few hundred votes at the start of the day, but will now have a lead of over 7,000.

In a news conference moments ago, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus confirmed reports that she had inadvertently failed to send votes from the entire city of Brookfield to the Associated Press for tabulation. The error, she said, came when a spreadsheet that she was importing into a Microsoft Access database didn't properly save the vote totals.

“This is not a case of extra votes or extra ballots being found,” Nickolaus said. “This is human error, which I apologize for.”

The city of Brookfield cast 14,315 votes on Tuesday, with Prosser winning 10,859 to 3,456. There were also two smaller typing errors in the county, Nickolaus said.

 

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