Kloppenburg is the Assistant Attorney General and Teamster-endorsed candidate who was up by 206 votes until two days after the election, when 14,000 votes mysteriously appeared, putting Prosser in the lead by 7,316.
Prosser's attorney said he'd object legally if Kloppenburg makes the request, which he called "frivolous."
Here are just a few good reasons why there should not only be a recount, but a full federal investigation of voting practices in this election:
- Prosser had lost until Waukesha County
hackClerk Kathy Nickolaus "found" an entire city's votes, which put Prosser ahead.
- Nickolaus kept the county results on her own personal computer, rather than upgrade to a new data system that was being used statewide and said she forgot to hit "save."
- The mistake wasn't disclosed publicly for at least 30 hours.
- Nickolaus was a former eight-year employee of David Prosser and had previously been involved in a criminal probe of Wisconsin Republicans.
- Nickolaus had been criticized in the past for her questionable vote counting practices.
The vote margin allows for Kloppenburg to request a free statewide recount.