Wisconsin Supreme Court Election is too close a call for the contestants

April 6th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Wisconsin, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Wisconsin Supreme Court may play a vital role in determining the state’s of the states government unions. An anti-union bill was passed without the participation of the state’s Democratic lawmakers who fled the state for days to avoid the bill being passed.

Voters in the state took to the polls to vote for a justice to the state’s Supreme Court. Voters are determining whether to re-elect Justice David Prosser back to his seat on the state’s Supreme Court or give the seat to JoAnne Kloppenburg. The votes took place on Tuesday and results from about 99 percent of the precincts have been reported. The results revealed that Prosser led Kloppenburg with less than 600 votes making the outcome of the vote too close to call.

Analysts say the tight nature of the race reflect the division the state finds itself in following the introduction of the anti-union bill by Governor Scott Walker. High turnout was reported throughout the state on Tuesday with some clerks ordering extra ballot papers. The polls opened 7 a.m. but queues were seen in some polling stations 20 minutes before the time.

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