Nearly 24 hours after polls closed in Wisconsin… We still don’t officially know who won a vacated seat on the state supreme court.
After more than one point two million votes, the race between judges Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer was too close to call at night’s end.
With all of Wisconsin’s 36- hundred precincts reporting, Hagedorn leads Neubauer by slightly fewer than six thousand votes.
This morning, Hagedorn held a news conference in Pewaukee after he personally declared victory.
He says he believes his lead is insurmountable.
Meanwhile, Neubauer released a video on her official Facebook page saying she isn’t conceding or saying whether she will seek a recount.
“The lead is quite large, that a recount would not make a whole lot of sense. If that’s what Judge Neubauer decides to do, we are certainly more than ready for that.
“This race is still too close to call. We need to make sure that every last vote is counted, and that’s going to take a little time.”
Neubauer’s campaign has started fundraising for a possible recount.
The vote difference is within the one percentage point margin that allows her to request one.
Counties have until next Friday – April 12-th – to report certified vote totals to the Wisconsin elections commission.
Once the last report is in, Neubauer will have three days to request a recount.