Wisconsin Accountability Board Will Not Certify Election Results Until They Finish Investigation

The members of the accountability board were appointed by the previous Democratic administration, so this will help answer the many questions about how this serendipitous discovery of extra votes -- just enough to prevent a recount -- actually

The members of the accountability board were appointed by the previous Democratic administration, so this will help answer the many questions about how this serendipitous discovery of extra votes -- just enough to prevent a recount -- actually happened:

The agency overseeing Wisconsin elections will not certify results of Tuesday's state Supreme Court race until it concludes a probe into how a county clerk misplaced and then found some 14,000 votes that upended the contest.

Michael Haas, Government Accountability Board staff attorney, told Reuters on Friday the watchdog agency was looking into vote tabulation errors in Republican-leaning Waukesha County which gave the conservative incumbent a net gain of more than 7,000 votes -- a lead his union-backed challenger seems unlikely to surmount.

"We're going to do a review of the procedures and the records in Waukesha before we certify the statewide results," Haas said.

"It's not that we necessarily expect to find anything criminal. But we want to make sure the public has confidence in the results,"

In the meantime, a reader points out this election-night live blog from Business Insider:

Update #20: The race is tied (essentially).
Prosser is putting up some truly crazy numbers in Waukesha and Washington counties. Both are solidly conservative. But 77% and 78%? Those are crazy. I would have penciled him in at 67/68%.

About Susie Madrak

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.