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Officials review Waukesha County votes


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) --  The campaign manager for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser says he's open to a recount of Waukesha County votes.

On Thursday Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said "human error" resulted in the city of Brookfield votes not being counted in their Tuesday tally to The Associated Press. The change gave Prosser a 7,500-vote edge over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.

Prosser's campaign manager, Brian Nemoir, says it's fine if a recount is done there to satisfy heightened interest.

Brian Nemoir, Prosser Campaign Director, said, "We support the recanvassing because we believe it's going to help end the questions that are out there and the anxiety that surrounds the announcement here in Waukesha. But I think at the end of they're going to find out that what they discovered in the canvass is going to remain the same today."

Kloppenburg's campaign has made an open records request with Nickolaus. Campaign manager Melissa Mulliken says they are trying to get relevant documentation to get more of explanation as to what happened.

Mellisa Mulliken, Kloppenburg Campaign Manager, said, "It was an enormously successful campaign. We are very proud of it. The process here is ongoing and we will see what the process shows us before we make any further decisions."

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is asking for a federal investigation into the surprise discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday night asking him to assign the Justice Department Public Integrity Section.

It oversees the federal prosecution of election crimes.

Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said Saturday in an email that the department would review the letter. He declined further comment.

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