Will the recount in the state Supreme Court race be the work of man or machine? A hand count will take place in parts of 31 counties, after an agreement was reached between the campaigns of JoAnne Kloppenburg and Justice David Prosser. Kevin Kennedy of the state’s Government Accountability Board said about 90 percent of the state’s ballots are machine optical scan, another 5 percent are optical scan, five percent are still hand counted paper ballots. Because some municipalities in the 31 counties use older technology voting, the original vote totals would have to be erased before the recount could begin. The deal includes 34 municipalities in Waukesha County. A machine recount will be used everywhere else. Kennedy said the GAB has two weeks to complete the recount. “I would think that, absent any litigation during the process, that two weeks is sufficient time to complete this,” said Kennedy.
Chandra Lynn, WIBA