The beat goes on. Waukesha County continues counting votes from the April 5th Wisconsin Supreme Court election. The Government Accountability Board continues reviewing the numbers and adding them to their spreadsheet, now updated once daily. The numbers on the spreadsheet didn't change much between Friday and today. Waukesha counted on Saturday but the GAB took the weekend off, so the GAB is behind on its review of the recounted numbers. They should show a significant jump in the totals tomorrow.
For now, JoAnne Kloppenburg is holding a net gain of 319 votes.
She went into the recount behind by 7,316, so she needs a Waukesha County miracle to post a victory. Assuming she finishes behind David Prosser, she will have 5 business days after the GAB certifies the recount to challenge the results in court.
I am not familiar with this blogger, but it sounds like the Kloppenburg campaign needs volunteer observers later this week, if anyone has some time to donate.
Unless something unusual happens, I will not continue posting a nightly diary on the recount, but I will post a final recount diary after all ballots have been counted in Waukesha County. I have a half-written diary on the Scott Walker administration's attack on credit unions I want to finish.
In case you missed my diary from yesterday, here is a repost of a portion of the official recount minutes from Marathon County. This was so odd, I just have to put it out there again...
Joyce Christian stated that during the April 5, 2011 election, a poll worker went into the Town of Maine townhall kitchen to retrieve more ballots to be used. On accident, the poll worker brought back ballots from the February 15. 2011 primary election.
Look behind the pickles, Joyce, and grab me a beer while you're in there.
Five ballots were given out. Three ballots were used, but before they were put into the M-100, the error was discovered and their ballots were remade. The February 2011 used primary ballots were then torn up and thrown away.
Betty Hoenisch offered to go to the Town of Maine townhall and try to see if the ballots were still in the recycling. The Democrats objected as to the chain of custody of the ballots at this point. The Canvass Board again agreed to let the M-100 results from today stand. Betty Hoenisch did return to the Town of Maine townhall to look for the torn up ballots, but called back at 4:30 p.m. to say that she did not find them.
Here are a couple new ones, from Buffalo County's minutes. First, from the notes on the Town of Canton recount:
Could not find absentee ballot certificate envelope. Called clerk and left message as she was not available. Organized canvass table and found absentee ballot certificate envelope. Called clerk back and left message with husband that we found what we needed.
Left message with the husband? Why do I have a feeling that somewhere in Buffalo County, the Canton town clerk is still looking for an envelope because she never got the message?
Next, from the Town of Lincoln:
There is a ballot with only one set of initials. The inspectors statement has a note on it that one of the poll workers remembers forgetting to initial the ballot before the voter cast his vote.
It guess it's better to remember forgetting than to forget remembering.