Wisconsin Update: Prosser Grabs Narrow Lead, More Votes Added

Guy Benson
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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 4:06 PM
Yesterday, liberal challenger JoAnn Kloppenburg led the Wisconsin Supreme Court Election by just over 200 votes.  She declared victory.  After a day of recanvassing, however, conservative incumbent David Prosser has seized a slim lead of his own: 21 votes as of this writing:

  • Start of day: Prosser -204.
  • Winnebago +244 Prosser.
  • Dane: +20 Klopp w/o city Madison,
  • Madison: Klopp +11 in city Madison with 27% in
  • Lafayette +18 Prosser.
  • Pepin County: -6 for Prosser,
  • End of day: Prosser +21

This is an encouraging development for conservatives, of course, but the final (pre-recount) outcome is still very much undetermined.  Today's bottom line remains the same as yesterday's:  There's a long road ahead.  So long, in fact, that even if Kloppenburg prevails, she likely won't be seated in time to rule on Governor Walker's budget law.


UPDATE:  Ed Morrissey is keeping an eye on accusations of voter fraud in the Badger State.

UPDATE II:  Prosser builds his lead, thanks to a clerical error being discovered:

A member of the board of canvassers for Waukesha County says David Prosser picked up 200 votes in New Berlin after a clerical error was discovered.



Question:  Is it time for Prosser to declare victory to match Kloppenburg's premature declaration?

Update III: The rollercoaster curves again, as Kloppenburg gains on Prosser, but still trails.

UPDATE IV:  Prosser's lead is now down to 12 (!)  Follow the minute-by-minute drama HERE.

UPDATE V: Kloppenburg reclaims a tiny lead.

UPDATE VIOh my --


Numerous sources tell me Prosser will pick up 7000 votes in Waukesha Cty. 14,000 votes were apparently not entered into computer system.


(That update courtesy of WTMJ in Milwaukee).