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Change in Winnebago County totals could flip Supreme Court race

Madison (AP) – Updated election returns posted on a Wisconsin county’s website would flip the winner of the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

The Associated Press verified unofficial Winnebago County election returns on Wednesday morning but the county updated its numbers at 2:27 that afternoon to show incumbent Justice David Prosser with 710 more votes and assistant attorney general JoAnne Kloppenburg with 466 more. The county is now canvassing results to make them official as is every one of the state’s 72 counties. But if the numbers hold up, Prosser would be ahead of Kloppenburg by 40 votes.

Almost 1.5 million votes were cast in the race that is almost certain to be decided in a recount that could take weeks.

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