Who'd of ever thunk it???
Prosser Takes 40 Vote Lead in Supreme Court Race
By Dan O'Donnell
Story Created: Apr 5, 2011
(Story Updated: Apr 7, 2011 )
MADISON - Incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser took a 40-vote lead over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg, according to new totals released Thursday afternoon.
Kloppenburg had been leading by 204 votes, but newj unofficial totals reported in Winnebago County show that Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg's 18,887.
The Associated Press--whose totals have been used by media outlets throughout the state--reported 19,991 votes for Prosser and 18,421 for Kloppenburg. The new numbers would give Prosser 244 more votes.
Calls to the Winnebago County Clerk's office were not immediately returned, and a spokesperson for the Associated Press said Thursday that the wire service was double-checking its vote totals against the newly reported figures.
Canvassers started the process of certifying the Supreme Court race's results.
JoAnne Kloppenburg declared victory over incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser on Wednesday. Unofficial totals show her with a scant 204-vote margin out of nearly 1.5 million cast in Tuesday's election.
Prosser's campaign hasn't said whether it plans to ask for a recount.
Each county's board of canvassers is now reconciling the totals, making sure the ballots in hand match the number of people who voted.
They have until April 15 to submit those totals. The candidates then have three business days to ask for a recount.
Government Accountability Board attorney Mike Haas expects to start getting canvassing numbers starting either later Thursday or Friday and they will post it on their website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
I guess it ain't over till it's over.
Of course, I'll guaruntee that no matter how many Prosser gets up by, Dane Cty will find that many and more locked in Sumi's closet.
Al Franken regards!