Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Wisconsin: Lehman affirmed as winner, Wanggaard yet to concede
In the recall rematch, recanvass gave John Lehman an 834 vote win -- 36,351 to 35,517. He got an additional 55 votes.
Wanggaard had previously cited outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities and countywide problems in clerks' unofficial vote totals as reasons he wasn't conceding. A recount would cost him $685.
There are bigger issues at play here -- the Democrats will take control once Lehman is given the office. The Democrats are attacking the recount as a "futile delay," but I think every candidate that's ahead dismisses talk of recounts and insults the candidate behind for asking for a (fully reasonable) check on the results.