Supreme Court Recount To End by May 9th

CREATED Apr 25, 2011

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State law requires the recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race to be completed by May 9.

The recount will begin on Wednesday. County election clerks asked questions to members of the Government Accountability Board during a conference call meeting Monday to outline details of the recount.

JoAnne Kloppenburg asked for the recount after results show she lost to incumbent Justice David 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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