Upheaval in Wisconsin Supreme Court election results
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin: After the Kloppenburg campaign declared victory in the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus revealed that, due to error, she had failed to include 14,315 votes from the city of Brookfield in her unofficial vote tally. With those and some other smaller errors in unofficial vote reports, Prosser gained a 7,582 lead, and a margin that may be large enough that a free recount is no longer available to the candidates. If the percentage between the Prosser and Kloppenburg is 0.5% between and 2%, the party requesting a recount must pay $5 per ward. 
According to Kloppenburg campaign manager Melissa Mulliken, "Wisconsin voters as well as the Kloppenburg (campaign) deserve a full explanation of how and why these 14,000 votes from an entire city were missed. To that end, we will be filing open records requests for all relevant documentation related to the reporting of election results in Waukesha County, as well as to the discovery and reporting of the errors announced by the county." 
- Wisconsin judicial elections, 2011
- The Morning After: If the results are close, what happens next in Wisconsin?
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