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What Prosser's Victory Means for the Recall Elections

Written By: Sean Trende  |  Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

             If it holds up, the 7,316-vote victory claimed Monday night by Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge David Prosser over Democratic challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg would be a blow to liberals in the state. Prosser is a longtime Republican state legislator, and his victory would give conservatives a working 4-3 majority on the state's high court.

            Regardless of who eventually comes out ahead in the seemingly inevitable recount, however, Wisconsin clearly remains a bright "purple" state. This reality has significant implications for the upcoming recall elections, which we can now examine in more detail.

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