Here’s the latest from the state election blog. The State official says the votes are there, always have been. The Clerk just screwed up in what was reported to AP, which when you think about it - who gives a rip?
GAB Director Kevin Kennedy says the agency’s investigation of spring election procedures in Waukesha County remains ongoing, but that the final canvass numbers in the city of Brookfield match the initial tallies from poll workers on Election Night.
“We don’t see, at this point, any criminal activity, but we certainly see practices that need to be changed to bolster public confidence,” Kennedy said.
GAB staff is now the process of matching those numbers for all Waukesha County wards after Brookfield ballots were mistakenly left out of Election Night returns from the county clerk. The numbers tentatively turned a razor-thin lead for Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg into a margin of more than 7,000 votes in favor of incumbent Justice David Prosser.
Kennedy also said GAB staff is reviewing Election Night practices in the county, saying he hopes to give the public and the press greater access to the county’s results and break them down by voting precinct so that the 24 voting wards in Brookfield wouldn’t be overlooked in future elections.
Kennedy also said the Milwaukee County canvass likely won’t be done until Wednesday.