Uncounted ballots discovered in Wisconsin

In an interesting turn of events in a very close, and highly scrutinized election, a county clerk in Wisconsin yesterday announced the discovery of 14,000 ballots.. Here are details from this LA Times story:

Unofficial tallies Wednesday had put Assistant Atty. Gen. JoAnne Kloppenburg 204 votes ahead of Justice David Prosser. But as county canvassing boards began double-checking totals Thursday, those margins shifted.

Then Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus announced at a 5:45 p.m. news conference that she had left out the 14,315 votes cast in the city of Brookfield in the totals she released Tuesday night. Prosser won 10,859 votes there to Kloppenburg’s 3,456. Coupled with small increases elsewhere in the county, Prosser gained a total of 7,582 votes on his challenger, giving him a 0.5% margin — enough to avoid a state-financed recount.

As an update, a colleague asked what types of voting technologies they use in Wisconsin, and here is the answer from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.