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Roggensack, Fallone declared winners in Supreme Court race

With virtually all state votes tabulated in the primary election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, incumbent Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone have been declared winners and will face each other in the April 2 spring election. Another challenger in the primary, Vince Megna, received the lowest vote total and was eliminated from the April election.

With 99% of the votes tabulated, Roggensack had 229,274 (64%), Fallone had 106,237 (30%), and Megna had 22,711 (6%)

Locally vote numbers were in line with state totals.

In St. Croix County, Roggensack got 2,064 votes; Fallone, 961; and Megna, 281.

In Pierce County, the results were Roggensack, 926; Fallone, 564; and Megna, 151.

The election could have a big impact on the balance of the state supreme court. Most observers consider the court to have a 4-3 conservative slant with Roggensack being among the majority. If union-backed Fallone were to defeat Roggensack, the balance could shift to a more liberal slant.

Although the positions are considered non-partisan, it is expected that the April election could generate more than the usual amount of money and campaigning for a Supreme Court post.

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