Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg has requested a recount in her race against Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Citing the reasons for the recount, according to TPM:
“A recount may change the outcome of this election, or it may confirm it. But when it is done, recount will have shed necessary and appropriate light on an election that right now seems to so many people to be suspect.”
She also added: “If there is doubt, we must remove it. If there was misconduct, we must hold those who perpetrated it accountable.”
Prosser leads by 7,316 votes, or 0.488%, within the 0.5% margin that entitles Kloppenburg to request a recount at state and local government expense.
This may be the best thing to quell suspicions of foul play in the election.
- Wis. court challenger will seek statewide recount (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Wis. court challenger seeks statewide recount (cbsnews.com)