UPDATED 7:49 AM PT — Thursday, April 4, 2019
A conservative judge has declared victory in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race. Conservative Brian Hagedorn came out ahead of Lisa Neubauer on Wednesday by nearly 6,000 votes.
This appears to signal a turnaround for Republicans in the state after they suffered several defeats during last year’s midterm elections.
While Hagedorn has already declared victory, he said he is also prepared for the possibility of a recount because the results have not yet been finalized.
“If a recount happens, absolutely, we’ll be prepared financially, we’ll be prepared legally to do that and we’ll already be making all the preparations necessary for that,” he stated. “I’m hoping that won’t be necessary.”
If Hagedorn holds on to his lead after a recount, conservatives will likely maintain their majority in the state Supreme Court until at least 2023.