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Supreme Court and local race results

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The polls for Tuesday's elections are now closed with the counting of ballots underway.

Polls were open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday when voters cast ballots in various local races and the statewide Supreme Court race.

Voters statewide are narrowing the field from three to two candidates who hope to become the next Supreme Court justice. Gov. Scott Walker appointed Rebecca Bradley to the court following the September death of N. Patrick Crooks. Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald are challenging Bradley for a spot on the court.

All three say their impartiality makes them uniquely suited for the job. Donald has cast Kloppenburg as the choice of liberals - even as he has won the endorsement of some Democratic politicians. The incumbent Bradley is the conservatives' pick who would further tip the court's balance in that direction.

WQOW and will have complete coverage of the Supreme Court race along with a number of local elections. They include mayor's races in Chetek and Ladysmith, one Chippewa County supervisor contest, and a city council race in Mondovi. 

The winners in Tuesday's contests move on to the April 5.

Election results will get updated throughout the evening. 

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