Waukesha County Election Fiasco Gives Lloyd Carter Stronger Lead in Judge Race
Assistant district attorney gets extra 4,000 votes over incumbent Kathleen Stilling after excluded Brookfield votes counted.
It’s not as monumental as the change in the state Supreme Court election results, but the Waukesha County vote snafu that lead to the city of Brookfield being excluded in the reports given election night to the media also gave Waukesha County Assistant District Attorney Lloyd Carter a bigger lead over incumbent Kathleen Stilling.
Carter won the election by about 67 percent of the vote. But, when the updated totals from Brookfield were added in, his lead of 31,841 votes over Stilling was extended to 35,859 over the Waukesha County Circuit Court judge who was appointed by former Gov. Jim Doyle in 2010.
The numbers reported Tuesday night showed Carter had received 63,129 votes and Stilling obtained 31,288 votes. That changed when the Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus realized during the Board of Canvassers that the ballots from Brookfield were not counted.
The official totals that are being reported to the Government Accountability Board are 71,316 for Carter and 35,457 for Stilling. There were also 108 write-in votes.