The roller coaster ride of a race in Wisconsin has yet to come to a stop. Although Democrat favored Joanne Kloppenburg announced victory, albeit by a slim margin, on election night last week, nevertheless by late Thursday afternoon, questions arose about thousands of un-counted votes in Waukesha county that gave Justice David Prosser over a 7,000 vote lead. Now, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Democrat, wants a federal investigation into the 14,000 votes that were discovered in Waukesha late last week.
The AP reports:
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.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said “human error” resulted in the miscount there. The change gave incumbent Justice David Prosser a 7,500-vote edge over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.
In the letter, Baldwin says the mishap raises serious doubts as to the integrity of the state’s electoral process.