The hazy situation in the very narrow Wisconsin Supreme Court race -- where the results were upended on Thursday, when Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus (R) announced that human error had resulted in the omission of a municipality's votes, and a more than a net 7,000-vote gain for conservative Justice David Prosser -- saw more developments on Monday.
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On Thursday of last week, Nickolaus announced the discovery of un-tabulated votes in the city of Brookfield, saying that her own error had resulted in them not being properly imported and saved into the county's database.
On Friday, the state Government Accountability Board -- which oversees elections -- had announced that it sent staff to Waukesha County, to examine procedures there. A spokesman for the GAB told TPM that they are examining both the individual precinct returns and the manner in which they were reported to the media on election night. While they cannot at this point comment on the substance of that examination, the GAB said that the County Clerk is being cooperative.
Separately, GAB Director Kevin Kennedy told WisPolitics this evening that the numbers in Brookfield appear to match up: "We don't see, at this point, any criminal activity, but we certainly see practices that need to be changed to bolster public confidence."
And today, in a potentially significant development, the Democratic member of the county canvassing board, county Dem vice chair Ramona Kitzinger, has released a statement seriously walking back the corroboration she had previously given at Nickolaus's press conference on Thursday.