Prosser victory in Wis. Supreme Court recount OK'd

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Posted: May 23, 2011 10:36 AM
Prosser victory in Wis. Supreme Court recount OK'd

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's victory over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg has been certified by the state board that oversees elections.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday certified results of a statewide recount that showed the incumbent Prosser defeated Kloppenburg by 7,004 votes. The election was widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers.

Conservative Walker backers largely backed Prosser while opponents of the collective bargaining bill lined up behind Kloppenburg in the officially nonpartisan race.

Kloppenburg now has until May 31 to challenge the results in court. Her campaign has not said whether it will file a challenge.

Prosser's campaign says there is no basis for a challenge and it's time to move on.