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Protesters push for Supreme Court candidate to seek recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of protesters gathered in front of the Wisconsin Capitol demanding a recount in the state’s Supreme Court race.

Members of Wisconsin Wave, a progressive advocacy group, say Supreme Court challenger Joanne Kloppenburg must ask for a statewide hand recount to ensure the integrity of the election.

The protesters were joined briefly by Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller of Monona, who supports a recount. Miller said the cost of a recount is a small price to ensure the election was administered fairly.

Incumbent David Prosser currently holds about a 7,300-vote lead. That’s close enough that Kloppenburg can ask for a free recount at the expense of municipalities and counties. Prosser has said a recount would be frivolous.

Kloppenburg’s campaign is expected to announce her decision at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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