Kloppenburg calls it a win

It’s more of a formality than anything else perhaps, since a recount is assured. Nevertheless the JoAnne Kloppenburg campaign is declaring her the winner in Tuesday’s historically close state Supreme Court election.

With 100% of Wisconsin precincts reporting according to the Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General JoAnneKloppenburg has won Tuesday’s Supreme Court race. 

The Associated Press tally shows Kloppenburg received 740,090 votes to 739,886 votes for the incumbent David Prosser, a margin of 204 votes.

“We owe Justice Prosser our gratitude for his more than 30 years of public service,” Kloppenburg said. “Wisconsin voters have spoken and I am grateful for, and humbled by, their confidence and trust. I will be independent and impartial and I will decide cases based on the facts and the law. As I have traveled the State, people tell me they believe partisan politics do not belong in our Courts. I look forward to bringing new blood to the Supreme Court and focusing my energy on the important work Wisconsin residents elect Supreme Court justices to do.”

Just to be clear here, AP is reporting a tally – not declaring a winner.

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