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Possible Recount: AP not declaring winner in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Posted at 10:25 AM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 17:26:33-04

The Associated Press will not be declaring a winner in Tuesday’s election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court because the race could go to a recount.

With all precincts reporting, conservative-backed candidate Brian Hagedorn led liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer by just under 6,000 votes out of more than 1.2 million votes counted.

Wisconsin has no automatic recounts. However, the trailing candidate can request - and pay for - a recount if the margin is within 1 percentage point. Hagedorn led Neubauer by less than one-half of 1%.

The deadline to request a recount is three days after the last county certifies its results to the state. Counties have until April 12 to certify their results.