Day one of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election recount yielded a steady stream of small gains for trailing candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg, but so far not at a rate that will vault her past David Prosser. Kloppenburg cut Prosser’s 7,316 vote lead to 7,169 votes…a gain of 147 for Kloppenburg. About 10.8% of the vote has been recounted. The UpTake’s recount spreadsheet.
The UpTake sent reporter Tracey Pollock to Waukesha County to observe the process. If you recall, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus failed to report 14,000 votes on election night, leading Kloppenburg to declare victory with a slim 200 vote margin. Once the ballots were included Prosser had a 7,000+ vote lead.
Because of that controversy, Nickolaus recused herself from duty on the recount. Instead, Judge Robert G. Mawdsley was appointed to oversee the recount in Waukesha County. Judge Mawdsley discusses the recount process and the progression thus far.