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Supreme Court recount cost at $520,000-plus (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The recent recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg cost counties more than $500,000, an Associated Press survey found. The AP queried election officials in all 72 counties, asking for their best cost estimates. Seventy counties reported spending a total of nearly $520,500. ...

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Kloppenburg concedes defeat in Supreme Court race (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat on Tuesday to conservative incumbent Justice David Prosser, saying she did not think a court would overturn the election results that were affirmed following a statewide recount. Kloppenburg’s concession brings to an end the race that was widely seen as a referendum on ...

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It’s official: Prosser wins Supreme Court recount

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin board that certifies elections declared Monday that a recount had confirmed state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg in the hard-fought April 5 election many saw as a referendum on polarizing union rights legislation. The board said Prosser won by 7,004 votes after Kloppenburg picked up ...

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Recount: Prosser wins Supreme Court election 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A grueling statewide recount concluded Friday that Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg to win another 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a race driven by the debate over Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to curb the union rights of the state’s public employees. The recount that began ...

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Waukesha County hopes to finish court recount soon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Waukesha County officials say they’re moving faster now and should be able to complete their share of the state Supreme Court recount days ahead of schedule. Wisconsin counties had until May 9 to finish their recounts. Waukesha County was the only one that couldn’t meet the deadline. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess last week gave ...

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Judge grants extension in Supreme Court recount (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge gave Waukesha County nearly three more weeks to complete its recount in the state Supreme Court race, saying Monday that he would sacrifice speed for confidence in the county’s results. Wisconsin counties had until Monday to complete their recounts. State elections officials said all the counties had finished by ...

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GAB to seek extension of recount deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board will be asking for an extension in the deadline to complete the recount in the state Supreme Court race. Board director Kevin Kennedy said Thursday that Dane County has requested a one-day extension to Monday’s deadline. He says Waukesha County has also asked for a deadline extension and the board is ...

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Counties work to meet recount deadline

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Government Accountability Board says that as of Sunday afternoon only about one third of the state’s reporting units have completed their recount of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. The recount information is due to the state in just eight days. The recount process began Wednesday with Justice David Prosser holding a more than 7,000 ...

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Recount begins in Supreme Court election 
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By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first statewide recount in more than 20 years began Wednesday with county workers scrutinizing ballots in a state Supreme Court race that many saw as a referendum on Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his polarizing collective bargaining law. Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg requested a recount after county tallies showed Justice David ...

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Supreme Court recount to cost $500K or more (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court recount will cost at least $500,000, as county election officials feel their way through the third statewide recount in Wisconsin history, an Associated Press survey of clerks found. The AP asked clerks in all 72 counties how much it would cost to do the recount beginning Wednesday ...

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Supreme Court recount deadline May 9 (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The recount in the state Supreme Court race will begin Wednesday and, barring a court-ordered extension, must be finished by May 9. Wisconsin’s nonpartisan Government Accountability Board discussed the recount procedure Monday with local election officials from nearly all 72 counties. Given the rarity of a statewide recount, clerks on the ...

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Attorney backtracks on vow to block recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser’s attorney has backed off from his promise to challenge any recount in Prosser’s race against challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. County tallies completed last week show Prosser has a 7,316-vote lead over Kloppenburg. Prosser’s lawyer, Jim Troupis, promised on Monday to challenge any request from Kloppenburg to seek a recount. She filed ...

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Supreme Court candidates agree to partial hand recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser and challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg have agreed to a partial hand recount in several dozen counties. Kloppenburg told state election officials on Wednesday she wants a statewide recount after county tallies showed she lost to Prosser by 7,316 votes. State law requires precincts that used electronic voting machines to count votes ...

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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 ...

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Kloppenburg will seek statewide recount (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg asked election officials Wednesday for a statewide recount in her flagging upset bid against Justice David Prosser, a race that marked yet another front in the fight over Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s polarizing union rights law. Final county tallies compiled last week showed Prosser held ...

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Prosser camp: Election recount would be frivolous (UPDATE)

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TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser’s campaign consultants pressured his challenger to forego a recount in their messy race Monday, warning that such efforts would be costly and frivolous. County tallies completed last week showed Prosser defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. She has until Wednesday to request a recount, which ...

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Kloppenburg camp weighing recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful JoAnne Kloppenburg says her campaign is weighing whether to seek a recount. Completed county totals released Friday afternoon show incumbent Justice David Prosser with a 7,316-vote lead over Kloppenburg. She has until Wednesday to seek a recount. Her campaign would not have to pay for it since the margin between her and ...

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Kloppenburg raising recount dollars

Waukesha, WI (AP) – The candidate on the losing end of Wisconsin’s hotly contested state Supreme Court race has started raising money for a recount. JoAnne Kloppenburg’s campaign manager, Melissa Mulliken, said Friday that fundraising efforts for a recount have begun, but she stopped short of saying the candidate would request one. Mulliken refused to back down from Kloppenburg’s declaration ...

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