Friday, April 8, 2011

Prosser Has Big Lead After County Clerk's Computer Error

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nicklaus says she forgot to hit the "save" button on her computer.

It was Nicklaus' human error now gives conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser with a more than 7,000 vote lead over liberal-leaning Assistant Attorney General JoAnne in the Wisconsin state supreme court race.

"It is important to stress that this is not a case of extra votes or extra ballots being found. This is human error, which I apologize for," Nicklaus said.

It has been a roller coaster ride since the polls closed, with the vote count flipping back and forth. If the 7,000-vote margin holds, it makes it unlikely that a recount will be necessary, but an army of lawyers on both sides will sort that out in coming days.

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