Incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser now leads Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg after “human error” kept all votes from Brookfield from being counted in the initial tally.
The inclusion of Brookfield gave Prosser a net gain of 7,176 votes in Waukesha County.
“We discovered the data sent to me from the city of Brookfield was not transferred to the final report given to the media Tuesday night. … It was human error, which I apologize for,” Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Thursday during a news conference in Waukesha.
The error was by far the most significant revealed Thursday as county canvassing boards began certifying election results from what may be the tightest statewide race in Wisconsin history.
County election officials still are canvassing results.
But Wisconsin Reporter on Thursday totaled official results from 39 of the state’s 72 counties.
Twenty-three reported changes from the unofficial tallies reported Tuesday.
Adding Waukesha into those results, Prosser appears to be leading Kloppenburg by 5,510.