Will ask for hand count in several districts; Calls for special investigator in Waukesha County…
April 20, 2011- Wisconsin's Asst. Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg has filed paperwork for a statewide, state-sponsored "recount" in the controversial April 5th State Supreme Court election.
Speaking to supporters at a press conference moments ago in Madison, Kloppenburg pointed to a number of reported irregularities around the state, including in Waukesha County, as well as Racine and Milwaukee and a number of other areas, that led to her decision to ask for such a count. She also mentioned unusually high undervote rates in a number of areas that the campaign had examined.
"I've asked for a recount to determine what the right count is, and also to preserve confidence in the electoral process," she said in response to a question from reporters.