Senator Wanggaard Files for Recount in WI Recall Election

By KBJR News 1

Senator Wanggaard Files for Recount in WI Recall Election

June 15, 2012 Updated Jun 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM CDT

Racine County, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- There will be at least one vote recount from June 5th's gubernatorial election in Wisconsin.

State Senator Van Wanggaard (R - Racine) has filed for a recount after he lost to Democrat John Lehman for his 21st District State Senate Seat.

“Nearly 72,000 ballots were cast in the state senate election, and the margin between the two candidates is hovering around one percent," according to a statement released by the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate.

Senator Wanggaard says that this recount is meant to "end the schisms caused by the recalls" and that both his supporters and Lehman's supporters will want to verify the results of the election.

In a statement released by Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate, he says that "it is shameful in this era of deficit crisis that Van Wanggaard is willing to waste taxpayer money in a desperate effort to cling to political power".

Today is the last day to file for a recount for Wisconsin's recall election.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns