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brooklynite

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Tue Apr 12, 2022, 10:50 AM Apr 2022

Unanimous state Supreme Court blocks attempt to re-examine ballots in narrowly decided Racine school [View all]

Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

MADISON – A unanimous state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled those challenging a narrowly decided 2020 school referendum in Racine did not have a right to have ballots re-examined in court after they had already been reviewed during a recount.

The decision lets stand a referendum that passed by five votes and is expected to cost Racine taxpayers $1 billion over 30 years.

The ruling has implications for future recounts in a perennially purple state. Wisconsin has had a long run of tight elections, resulting in a statewide recount in 2016 and limited ones in 2020.

At issue in the case decided Tuesday was whether those challenging election results can force courts to reexamine ballots after they have already been recounted. The justices sided with lower courts that determined they could not.


Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/04/12/wisconsin-supreme-court-lets-stand-racine-school-referendum-result/7287450001/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&cid=twitter_js_politics
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