False hope was created by an AP headline Tuesday stating that Kloppenburg was in the lead based on mid-afternoon vote totals, but that headline was misleading because Waukesha still was counting and Waukesha was a Prosser stronghold.
Based on precinct by precinct recounts, it was clear that the vote was not changing much. That pro-Kloppenburg areas such as Dane and Milwaukee counties finished their recounts earlier did not reflect that Kloppenburg actually was winning.
And so it comes to pass.
While there still are some votes to be counted in Waukeshaw, David Prosser finally has pulled into the lead in the recount numbers accepted by the Wisconsin GAB, as reported by JSOnline:
In the waning hours of its Supreme Court election recount, Waukesha County certified enough votes Thursday that pushed incumbent Justice David Prosser into the lead.Since only the City of Waukesha remains, and it went 2-1 for Prosser, Kloppenburg is done.
The Government Accountability Board's unofficial tally on its website, last updated Thursday morning, shows Kloppenburg holding a 2,029 vote lead over Prosser with 99% of the state's votes recounted.
However, the Waukesha County Board of Canvass Thursday reconciled and accepted all of Muskego's votes, which gave Prosser a net gain of 3,814 votes.
Prosser has gained a handful of votes on Kloppenburg during the recounting of Waukesha County's approximately 125,000 votes.
Additional votes in a portion of the City of Waukesha were also finalized, but work on that city's ballots was to continue Friday.
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