Winning: Prosser leads Kloppenburg by 7,300 votes as Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge canvassing ends

Official: Prosser wins.  Liberals may now cry or overrun the Capital in Protest of the democratic process

Milwaukee County was the last one to hold out, but now its numbers are in too. Smells like … victory.

A conservative justice has weathered attempts to link him to Wisconsin’s governor and a divisive union rights law and won 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…

The law’s opponents hoped a Kloppenburg upset over Prosser would tilt the court to the left and set the stage for the justices to overturn the measure.

The recount deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Her supporters will have a fit if she doesn’t fight fight fight to the bitter end, so expect her to avail herself. The margin’s still close enough, in fact, that the state will cover the $1 million cost for her, a small price to pay to cast a slightly darker shadow of illegitimacy over Prosser’s win. But it won’t do any good: I wish I could remember where I saw it, but an analysis posted online a few days ago showed that no more than a few hundred votes have ever swung in a recount. Unless state investigators shock the world and find that there really were shenanigans afoot in Waukesha County, the fight’s over. And now that Prosser’s knocked out the commies, there’s only one thing left to do. Speech!

via Hot Air.

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