It’s Official: Prosser Defeats Kloppenburg in Wisconsin
Justice David Prosser defeated far left challenge Joanne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes.
The AP reported:
A conservative justice has weathered attempts to link him to Wisconsin’s governor and a divisive union rights law to win re-election, according to county vote totals finalized Friday.
Tallies from each of the state’s 72 counties show Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. State election officials said they will wait to declare an official winner until the deadline for Kloppenburg to seek a recount passes. She has until Wednesday to call for one.
If she does, the state would pay for it because the margin between the candidates is less than a half of a percent of the total 1,497,330 votes cast.
Joanne Kloppenburg declared victory over Prosser the day after the election.
From the video:
Question: How do you feel comfortable declaring victory when the margin is so thin? Justice Prosser’s supporters seem to think that they may be able to pull out a victory in a recount process.
Kloppenburg: You know, we ran a campaign that was focused on being positive and respectful and winning and we did win and we’re confident that the margin will hold… Because we’ve enjoyed a broad and deep state-wide support and we’re gratified that the numbers showed that.
Guess that lead didn’t stick… Huh Joanne?