Waukesha County is not finished with their recount of the state Supreme Court election, so a Dane County judge this morning granted the Government Accountability Board’s request to extend the deadline until May 26.
It’s anticipated all other counties will be able fulfill the deadline of 5 p.m. today.
While speaking by teleconference, Waukesha County Corporation Counsel Tom Farley told the court, he “can’t accurately predict” when they will complete the recount. He anticipates the process will go faster as the recount is being moved into larger room, along with more tabulators.
Waukesha County has been under a microscope after County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, on election night, forgot to add totals from the City of Brookfield which led to Justice David Prosser’s more-than 7,300 vote victory over challenger Joanne Kloppenburg.
Kloppenburg, who requested the recount, is pleased with Judge Richard Niess’ deadline extension. Kloppenburg said she’s very satisfied with how recount officials in Waukesha County have also been documenting inerrancies like ballots bags not being properly sealed, and voter numbers not matching ballot numbers.
Niess will be speaking to the parties involved on Friday for an update.