Final Countdown

by Robert Costa

Madison, Wis. – The polls close at 8 p.m. central. As the clock ticks, JoAnne Kloppenburg is reaching out to her collegiate supporters on Facebook, urging them to get off the quad and into a voting booth:

Turnout has reportedly been very strong. Follow the results live tonight, via the AP, here.

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. central, via the AP. Polls closed 30 minutes ago. So far, good news for Prosser: He’s within a few thousand, for the moment.

Kloppenburg is doing well in Dane County, the liberal stronghold, pulling 65 percent to Prosser’s 35 percent with 26 of 248 precincts tallied. Prosser is doing very well in Brown County to the east and Jefferson County to the southeast. In Outagamie County, where Prosser once served as district attorney, the justice is holding onto a slim 54-46 lead with a couple thousand votes on the board.

UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. central: With 6 percent in, both sit at 50 percent. This could be tight. I’m heading over to Kloppenburg’s rally. Follow me there on Twitter. I’ll be posting pictures from the scene.