Sometimes, you take your eyes off a tight election for a little while, and some canvassing produces a few hundred votes. One candidate’s up by 240, suddenly the other is up by 24, then the first one’s back up by 80.
And then a clerk forgets to save a file in her computer, and when she realizes her error, 8000 new votes suddenly appear.
Such was the case in Wisconsin tonight. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
“Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Thursday that she failed to save in her computer and consequently report 14,315 votes cast in the city of Brookfield, omitting them entirely in an unofficial tally released after Tuesday’s election. The new totals give 10,859 more votes to Prosser from Brookfield and 3,456 more to Kloppenburg, she said. Smaller discrepancies turned up in two other communities as well.”
So, it looks like Prosser is the clear winner, and Wisconsin belongs to taxpayers, not union bosses. Icing on the cake will be if some of the union boys get busted for vote fraud anyway.