By Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — Challenges are mounting as the Wisconsin Supreme Court recount draws to a conclusion.
Assistant State Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg requested a recount after she lost the April 5 election to incumbent David Prosser by about 7,000 votes, or 0.48 percent.
Waukesha County is the only county to be recounted and has received an extended May 26 deadline.
The Kloppenburg campaign has questioned the integrity of ballots in ballot bags with evidence of holes or tears.
As of noon Thursday, no ballot bag challenges were filed, and all tables were fully staffed Thursday morning by tabulators.
New Berlin and Menomonee Falls are the only major cities in Waukesha County that have not been counted. Prosser made large gains in New Berlin during the canvassing process.
Retired Waukesha County Circuit Judge Robert Mawdsley is overseeing the recount, after Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickloaus recused herself for committing an accounting error during the canvassing process. The error led to more than 14,000 votes being excluded from the City of Brookfield in Waukesha County.
The error’s discovery led to a swing of more than 7,000 votes to Prosser and brought scrutiny to Waukesha County.