Update: Ashland County swings 'er to K-Burg
Notably, Ashland County is the former criminal-prosecuting stomping grounds of Gableman, J., and then of Sean "Starving on 170K" Duffy.
eta 1205 CST: Prosser cannot win the one remaining JeffCo precinct by enough to overcome KloJo's current lead. You heard it here first.
Note: JDP dropped nine points in JeffCo between 02/15 and 04/05.
Just call me Nate Silver, Jr.
According to the Associated Press, the Wisconsin Supreme Court votes not yet included in the tally are from the following counties:
Ashland 36-64 [eta 1030 CST 100%: 70-30 KloJo]
Crawford 42-58 [eta 1030 CST 100%: 59-41 KloJo]
Dane 31-69 [eta 1030 CST 100%: 73-27 KloJo]
Dunn 45-55 [eta 1030 CST 100%: 56-44 KloJo]
Jefferson 67-33 [eta 1030 CST: One precinct to go]
Juneau 59-41 [eta 1030 CST 100% 52-48 KloJo]
Milwaukee 54-46* [eta 1130 CST: 100% 57-43 KloJo]
Sauk 46-54 [eta 1030 CST 100%: 56-44 KloJo]
Taylor 56-44 [eta 1030 CST 100% 61-39 JDP)
All but Jefferson, Juneau, and Taylor counties — and the latter two are relatively small — are Kloppenburg country. Figures denote Prosser-Liberals from the February 15 primary. Note the asterisk beside MKE: As predicted by this here blog, KloJo would only win the Supreme Court if she could draw down Milwaukee County, which she lost in the primary by the same margin Prosser won the State.**
And indeed, Milwaukee County was the key for Atty. Kloppenburg, as she and her supporters turned it 57-43 to her favor during the general election campaign, with two of 486 precincts yet to count.
IOW I wasn't just guessing. Waukesha County could not save Prosser.
Turnout could have been better in MKE County, however, relative to the State. So a few more of you punks, thugs, and hippies*** out there yesterday and this sucker would have been in the books by now.
** And yes obviously I'm giving all of the three liberal candidates' primary vote to Kloppenburg. Some right-wing commentators (and elite DC pundit Dave Weigel, who should know better) reported the primary results as 55-25, Prosser-Kloppenburg, which is silly and pointless. All three of Prosser's challengers could rightfully be counted as one liberal bloc, as ideologically indistinguishable as they were.
*** Slobs also - sorry!