Number of counties where the difference between unofficial results reported to/by the AP and official, canvassed results was zero: 23
Number of counties where the difference was ten votes or less: 30
Between eleven and 20: 5
Between 21 and 100: 6
In other words, overwhelmingly conscientious and accurate.
Portage: 111 (0.55% of total)
Grant: 113 (1.13%)
Iowa: 184 (2.89%)
Kenosha: 204 (0.67%)
Eau Claire: 427 (1.56%)
Milwaukee: 807 (0.35%)
Winnebago: 1176 (2.97%) [reportedly a computer/input error]
Waukesha: 14434 (11.55%)
The recount was requested primarily because of that last number. It does not appear to be representative of a widespread phenomenon.
And who's to say any of those weren't keypunch errors by the AP.
Yesterday the Shepherd Express ran the following quote from JoAnne Kloppenburg's campaign manager in 72-point bold, red type, all caps:
"With a margin this small, the importance of every vote is magnified and the doubt about every vote is magnified."Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever and is in a very real sense offensive, to have one's perfectly valid vote "doubted."
For example, what reason is there to doubt a vote cast in Racine County, where 50,722 Supreme Court votes were tabulated by election workers on the night of April 5 and the exact same number confirmed on canvassing? There is none, let alone doubt that is "magnified" by circumstances outside Racine County. Nor is the importance of those votes either magnified or diminished, period.
First time the Shepherd's Lisa Kaiser, who for my money is one of the best advocacy journalists* in SE Wisconsin, ever disappointed me.
It had better be the last!
* Scratch "advocacy" and it's still true.