MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is declaring victory over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.
Final county tallies show Prosser with a 7,316-vote lead over Kloppenburg. State election officials are not declaring a winner in case Kloppenburg decides to request a recount. She has until Wednesday to call for one. Her campaign said she’s weighing her options.
Prosser campaign manager Brian Nemoir issued a statement saying the will of the electorate is clear and Prosser has been re-elected. He said Prosser extends his appreciation and respect to Kloppenburg and her “spirited campaign.”
Unofficial returns initially gave Kloppenburg a slim lead over Prosser. But the Waukesha County clerk announced she had failed to report 14,000 votes, which swung the election for Prosser.