Conservative judge declares victory in Wis. Supreme Court race

OAN Newsroom
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.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn speaks at a news conference Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Pewaukee, Wis. Hagedorn, a conservative, who was former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s chief legal counsel for five years, led liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer by 5,962 votes out of 1.2 million cast, based on unofficial results with all precincts reporting. That is a difference of just under half a percentage point, close enough for Neubauer to request a recount, but she would have to pay for it. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)

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.

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