Recount possible in Wisconsin Supreme Court election
Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison.
April 15th, 2011
06:53 PM ET
9 years ago

Recount possible in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

(CNN) - More than a week after polls closed in the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, final results from all 72 counties still don't provide a clear picture of a winner, state officials said Friday.

According to the state's Government Accountability Board, Justice David T. Prosser beat JoAnne F. Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes, but with a margin of only 0.488%, Kloppenburg can request a partial or full recount without having to pay a filing fee. She has three business days to do so.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. California Conservative

    Justice David T. Prosser remains just that. Have your recount LIbs / FleeBaggers /union thugs it's only delaying the inevitable.


    April 15, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Of course. And of course, Kloppenberg will remain victorious! Thanks to the GOP/Tea of a governor we can expect Wisconsin to go Blue in 2012!

    Keep fighting Wisconsin!!

    April 15, 2011 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. Albo58

    A win margin of "only" 7316 votes? Perhaps we should just create a law that states anytime a Democrat loses an election, then a recount is in order! And naturally, if the loser is a Democrat Party President that happens to be bi-racial, then obviously racism played a LARGE part in that loss so the decision must be that "fair" enough?

    April 15, 2011 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Good – that ballot "queen" that put everying on her personal PC at home (over the next two days after the election) worked for republicans all her career and had several times pulled similar shenanigans. Always in the republican favor. Maybe they need to go back and RECOUNT FOR GOVERNOR. Was she the determining "personal PC full of "found republican votes" for that one TOO?

    Just looks too fishy to me - too many times, same woman, always republican win. Just saying ..........

    April 15, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. arapikos

    Let it be so–recount!!,– do smell a dead rat in the rafters. To many coincidence before this finding of miss/non counted votes.
    Or simply silly incompetence.

    April 16, 2011 03:07 am at 3:07 am |

    CNN writes "final results from all 72 counties still don't provide a clear picture of a winner, state officials said Friday", yet according to the story, final results show State Supreme Court Justice Prosser ahead in the final tally by some 7,300 votes. How in the world is that not a clear picture of a winner? Sounds like spin to me. I noticed CNN did not advertise this story very explicitly on the website. Perhaps they don't want people to know that Prosser won. Maybe they just don't want the audience to know that government union days in Wisconsin maybe over.

    April 16, 2011 03:52 am at 3:52 am |