WisPolitics.com tally: Hagedorn lead grows after initial county canvass reports

Conservative Brian Hagedorn added to his narrow lead over rival Lisa Nuebauer in the state Supreme Court race after the first wave of county canvasses were completed, according to a WisPolitics.com tally.

And he’s likely to get another bump once Outagamie County finishes its canvass after it already discovered a reporting error due to the technical issues it had on the night of the election.

Hagedorn emerged from Election Day with a 5,960-vote leader over Neubauer. The tally shows Hagedorn has added 111 votes in the 24 counties that either posted final results on their websites or relayed the information following a request from WisPolitics.com.

The biggest change was in Florence County, where Hagedorn added 117 votes to his initial tally.

Clerk Donna Trudell said the county noticed Thursday it had properly entered results from some municipalities on its spreadsheet of results. But for some reason, they weren’t added into the overall results.

“The actual numbers were there,” Trudell said. “It’s just one of those columns did not get added into the final total. That’s all it was. It was a formula mistake.”

In the other counties, 13 reported no changes from their unofficial election night reporting. Otherwise, the others ranged from Hagedorn adding 12 votes to his edge to Neubauer picking up eight.

Outagamie County has since posted updated unofficial nights that added 69 votes to Hagedorn’s margin. The AP numbers had Hagedorn at 19,206 and Neubauer at 15,419. The updated unofficial numbers pushed Hagedorn to 19,662 and Neubauer to 15,766.

A note on the Outagamie County Clerk’s website notes it missed results for wards in the Town of Grand Chute that impacted the numbers.

The deadline is Friday for counties to send their final canvass numbers to the Elections Commission.

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