Wisconsin Supreme Court race nears recount level

Wisconsin Supreme Court race nears recount level
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The campaign manager for the liberal-backed candidate in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race says the contest is “too close to call” and “almost assuredly headed to a recount.”

As the unofficial vote count was nearly complete, conservative Brian Hagedorn and liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer were separated by just over 3,000 votes out of more than 1.1 million cast.

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That is well within the 1 percentage point difference that allows the trailing candidate to request a recount.

Neubauer campaign manager Tyler Hendricks says “We are going to make sure every vote is counted. Wisconsinites deserve to know we have had a fair election and that every vote is counted.”

The court is currently controlled 4-3 by conservatives. A Hagedorn win would increase it to 5-2 and insure that liberals don’t have a chance at taking control in next year’s election.

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