As of 1:23 am, CST, Prosser was holding a slim lead:
|David Prosser (inc)||733,074||50%|
It looks likely that the vote will come down to a recount. And I hate to be a pessimist, but, recounts, somehow, always end up swinging in the Dems’ favor.
But this has to be a moral victory for Republicans. The unions rallied fiercely, spent a million dollars on this race, and threw everything but the kitchen sink at Prosser, and it looks like he may yet squeak out a (temporary) win.
The death of the tea party has been greatly exaggerated.
|RESULTS as of Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 08:12 am CDT
Who could have predicted that the late, hand-counted votes would swing Kloppenburg’s way:
RESULTS as of Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 10:47 am CDT
|David Prosser (inc)||739,350||50%
The latest update at Hot Air by Allahpundit:
As of 12:45 ET, 3629 of 3630 precincts are reporting — and Kloppenburg still leads by 224 votes. Two caveats, though. First, the vote totals didn’t change after the last two precincts came in, so the AP may still be in the process of updating the numbers. Keep an eye out here. And second, the one remaining precinct is in Jefferson Country, which has been leaning towards Prosser. He could still close the gap. Or maybe we’ll end in … a tie.
The final tally has Klopps up 204 — let the recount begin:
|David Prosser (inc)||739,886||50%|