AP NEWS

Neubauer ‘closely monitoring’ Supreme Court vote canvass

April 4, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lisa Neubauer’s campaign says it is “closely monitoring” counties as they canvass the vote from Tuesday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

Brian Hagedorn declared victory after winning about 6,000 more votes than Neubauer based on unofficial results. Neubauer has not conceded and has started raising money for a potential recount. Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan on Thursday also sent a fundraising plea.

Neubauer’s campaign cites numerous examples in Thursday’s memo of recent elections where mistakes were uncovered during the canvassing process. That includes the 2011 Supreme Court race where 14,000 unrecorded votes were discovered in Waukesha County, handing then-Justice David Prosser a win.

Neubauer also cites other recent, “incredibly close” elections and calls them “a Wisconsin reality.”

Neubauer was less than half a percentage point behind Hagedorn. He calls his lead “insurmountable.”