Monday, July 2, 2012
Wisconsin: Lehman prevails in recount, Democrats take the Senate
After picking up less than 20 votes in the two week recount, Democrat John Lehman has won the recount against Republican Van Wanggaard by 819 votes. Lehman's victory hands the Democrats control of the Senate, which may stop any chance of the legislature meeting before the end of the year.
Wanggaard does not seem to have give up hope, or stopped trashing the results:
"Unfortunately, rather than clarify the myriad of issues that surfaced on June 5, the recount uncovered even more suspicious activity," said Wanggaard, adding he will decide within the next couple days whether to challenge the recount.
Wanggaard's complaint focused on voters signing the incorrect poll book, as well as allegations of absentee ballots that were pre-signed by local election officials in violation of state law