Please let it be true and please let it hold.
The latest vote count in the state Supreme Court race in Winnebago County indicates incumbent David Prosser is leading Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in votes.
A tally compiled by The Associated Press Wednesday and used by news organizations statewide, including the Journal Sentinel, indicated Kloppenburg was leading the race by 204 votes. Figures on Winnebago County’s website are now different from those collected by the AP.
Winnebago County’s numbers say Prosser received 20,701 votes to Kloppenburg’s 18,887. The AP has 19,991 for Prosser to Kloppenburg’s 18,421.
The new numbers would give Prosser 244 more votes, or a 40-vote lead statewide.
AP is trying to confirm with the county clerk.
(h/t to reader Robert for the link)
Update: It is way, way, way too early for us to celebrate, and there will be a recount regardless, but how good would it be if this became the Dewey Defeats Truman of our time?
More Updates: WisPolitics.com Election Blog is following the clerks tallies, as of now (4:04 CT) Prosser still is in the lead. He was up over 100 at one point, but both sides have gained/lost votes in various counties.
Go to Lakeshore Laments for the latest. I will not be able to update until later (unless I can figure out how to do it from a PDA). “Round 2” tonight.
Readers are emailing that there will be a game changing announcement that Prosser picked up over 7000 votes due to a computer error that was discovered.
Update! !!!! On break – looks like it’s for real!!!! Prosser now leads by 7000.