Report: New vote count gives lead to Wisconsin Supreme Court justice

A new vote count in Wisconsin’s closely watched Supreme Court race shows Justice David Prosser with a slim 40-vote lead over his challenger, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg.

The unofficial count would reverse Wednesday’s results, which showed the liberal-backed Kloppenburg leading the conservative-backed Prosser by 204 votes. Kloppenburg has gone so far as to declare victory following the final Associated Press count on Wednesday.

A discrepancy was found between Winnebago County’s latest figures and those reported by the AP. The county’s numbers show Prosser leading Kloppenburg 20,701-18,887, while the AP shows him leading her 19,991-18,421, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The new figures are unofficial, but if they are upheld, it would represent a major reversal in the race, which has gained national attention.

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