Prosser had been comfortably ahead in the polls until Governor Scott Walker attempted to pass an anti-workers’ rights law in Wisconsin. Prosser has been closely aligned with Walker. The law, like Prosser’s future is in limbo as courts decide its fate.
On election night it appeared Kloppenburg had pulled an upset winning by a scant 200 votes. Two days later the clerk in Waukesha county said she had mistakenly forgot to include 14,000 votes in the total. The additional ballots gave Prosser a 7,316 vote victory.
The recount has been finished in 20 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. At this rate the recount will probably not be finished until May 9th. After the vote totals have been certified, the loser of the race may appeal to a judge appointed by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. It is assumed that Prosser would not participate in that decision.