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Clerks to discuss Supreme Court recount

Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel for Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, discusses the recount process related to the state's Supreme Court election with members of the media at the group's office in Madison on April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)

Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel for Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, discusses the recount process related to the state's Supreme Court election with members of the media at the group's office in Madison on April 6. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.P. King)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state board that oversees elections in Wisconsin is hosting a meeting with local elections officials to discuss how a recount of the state Supreme Court race will proceed.

Monday’s meeting hosted by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board comes two days before the recount in the race between Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg was set to begin.

Kloppenburg asked for the recount after results show she lost to Prosser by 7,316 votes, roughly one-half of 1 percent of all votes cast in the April 5 election.

Kloppenburg said last week when she asked for the recount that she hoped to shine light on how the election was conducted. Prosser’s campaign has been pressuring her to give up, saying the margin was too large to overcome.

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