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Canvass shows conservative wins Wis. court race


MADISON (AP) -- Results from Wisconsin counties show a conservative state Supreme Court justice has won re-election in a race seen as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's divisive union rights law.

County tallies show Justice David Prosser defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes.

State election officials must review those numbers before declaring an official winner. They say they won't start that process until Kloppenburg has a chance to request a recount. She has until Wednesday.

Kloppenburg, a little-known state attorney, got a boost after supporters worked to turn anger over the union law against Prosser.

The race was too close to call after unofficial returns were reported last week. Then an error was discovered that gave Prosser a 7,500-vote lead.

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