A full week after voters in Wisconsin cast ballots for the State Supreme Court in a volatile, topsy-turvy contest that had become a referendum on the state’s new Republican leadership, the state was still waiting for the final outcome.
By Tuesday, Wisconsin’s top election monitors were investigating how more than 14,000 votes had been overlooked for a time in one Republican-leaning county. Democratic leaders in that county, Waukesha, were calling for the resignation of the clerk who had made the error, and she was refusing to go.
And though one candidate, David T. Prosser Jr., the incumbent justice and a conservative, appeared to hold a solid lead (due, in part, to the Waukesha County votes), the checking and rechecking of vote counts dragged on in a few counties. A final count was not expected until at least Wednesday.
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