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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 10:51 AM

Wanggaard will not challenge recall loss

Source: WISN 12 NEWS

RACINE, Wis. -

Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard said Tuesday he will not challenge his loss in last month's recall election, effectively conceding the race to his Democratic rival.

Wanggaard, a Republican, lost to John Lehman by 819 votes, or about 1 percent of the nearly 72,000 ballots cast in the June 5 recall. Wanggaard demanded a recount, which affirmed his loss.

That left Wanggaard with two choices: Concede the race or file a challenge by Tuesday. His campaign chose not to challenge, clearing the way for state election officials to certify the race Wednesday morning and make the outcome official.


“Unfortunately, I only have 5 days from the end of the recount to develop a case to
challenge the count of the election," Wanggaard said in a statement. "A challenge would also be extremely costly to taxpayers, who have already been forced to waste $20 million on the recall election.



Read more: http://www.wisn.com/politics/wisconsin-politics/Wanggaard-will-not-challenge-recall-loss/-/10057500/15461522/-/q3ras1/-/index.html



This decision by Wanggaard to concede is the final word on the outcome of his recall election.

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permatex Jul 2012 #1
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permatex Jul 2012 #3
Thinkingabout Jul 2012 #4
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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. Your kidding, right?

 

A repuke who did the right thing? Whodda thunk it?

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Response to permatex (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:22 AM

2. Don't get too excited. They're probably afraid an investigation will expose their own wrongdoing.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:31 AM

3. That's a distinct possibility.

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:43 AM

4. Did he send a big thank you card to Scott Walker?

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:55 AM

5. Or a bill to the Koch brothers for the $20 mill because their lapdog went too far? He can call the:


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