Wisconsin Election Blogging, Pt. 6


1:11 AM: As of this moment Prosser has a lead of just under 2k votes. Still 97% of precincts reporting. But remember, precincts aren’t votes. So that 97% number could give a misleading impression of how many votes remain. What’s more, we’re now getting as yet unconfirmed reports that some counties are only now beginning to count absentee ballots — something that shouldn’t necessarily surprise us. And we’re still trying to track down various reports of misreported numbers from various counties. None of this is really out of the norm. You just don’t hear about it unless a race is super close. But with the margin not much over 1500 votes, any one of these little blips could flip the race in one direction or another. Hold on tight, we’ve got a ways to go here.

1:34 AM: Lotta chatter and rumors. But no vote updates.

1:38 AM: Looks like the few remaining precincts in Marathon county are heavily Dem precincts. Should be a good sign for Kloppenburg.

1:40 AM: Series of pro-Prosser precincts just came in — Prosser lead bumps up to about 2100.

1:44 AM: Now 98% of precincts reporting. Prosser ahead by about 1900.

1:56 AM: We’ve had a few precincts trickle in. Marathon county is now completely in. And we’re still holding at about 1900 votes for Prosser.

1:58 AM: The remaining precincts clearly favor Kloppenburg. Just how much is the question.

2:21 AM: Prosser’s lead falls to roughly 550 votes.

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