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Jill Karofsky declares victory in Supreme Court race


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Judge Jill Karofsky declared victory against Justice Daniel Kelly in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race Monday night.

The Associated Press has yet to call the race, as ballots are still being counted.

“I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who made their voice heard in this unprecedented election,” Karofsky said in a statement. “I’m honored to have earned the trust of people across this state who believe in a tough, fair, and independent judiciary and I promise to never forget these principles as their Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.”

Karofsky also commented on the circumstances of last week’s election.

“Nobody in this state or in this country should have been forced to choose between their safety and participating in an election,” said Karofsky. “Too many were unable to have their voices heard because they didn’t feel safe leaving their home or their absentee ballots weren’t counted. Wisconsinites showed their resiliency by overcoming many of the barriers created by the legislature and the courts to try and silence voters in this state, but nobody should ever be denied their right to vote.”