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State: No ‘major’ problems with Supreme Court votes

Justice David Prosser makes his first public appearance at the Assembly Chambers at the state Capitol in Madison on Monday. County tallies completed last week show Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. Kloppenburg has until Wednesday to request a recount at local governments' expense. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)

Justice David Prosser makes his first public appearance at the Assembly Chambers at the state Capitol in Madison on Monday. County tallies completed last week show Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. Kloppenburg has until Wednesday to request a recount at local governments' expense. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials say Waukesha County’s vote totals in the state Supreme Court election appear to match totals from the county’s municipalities.

The Government Accountability Board reviewed the county’s totals after Clerk Kathy Nickolaus announced she failed to report 14,000 votes from the city of Brookfield. The new votes gave incumbent Justice David Prosser the lead over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.

According to the board’s report, investigators didn’t find any major discrepancies between the county’s final vote total and municipalities’ vote totals. They did find one vote for Prosser and two write-in votes for Kloppenburg that weren’t included in the county’s final tally. Investigators say there was no explanation for the anomalies.

A more thorough review of Nickolaus’ procedures is expected to be completed within the next two months.

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