The Government Accountability Board has certified the results in the State Supreme Court race. The final results of the statewide recount have incumbent Justice David Prosser winning by just over seven-thousand votes. Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg picked up 683 votes in the recount her campaign requested, while Prosser gained 371 votes.
After the recount, the final tally stands at 752,323 votes for Prosser and 745,690 votes Kloppenburg. That’s compared to Prosser’s 752,323 and Kloppenburg’s 745,007 after the initial official results from the April 5th election.
After certifying the results this morning, Board Chair Thomas Barland praised the work of county clerks and election officials across the state for their hard work and for helping to ensure public confidence in Wisconsin elections.
Candidates can appeal the recount results in circuit court up until May 31st. Kloppenburg’s campaign has not indicated if it plans to file a challenge.