August 28, 2014

Waanggard camp contests votes during recount

The Government Accountability Board denies a request by the Van Waanggard camp to have several votes thrown out.

The campaign of the Racine Republican state Senator says these votes shouldn’t have been counted as some persons did not properly sign poll books when collecting a ballot. Campaign spokesman Justin Phillips says duplicate voter numbers were also found.

The G.A.B says the votes should still be counted because the error was made by poll workers not voters.

Senator-elect John Lehman’s spokesman Brad Wojciechowski says the complaint filed by the Waanggard campaign was just an attempt to disenfranchise voters in the 21st district. 

Waanggard requested the recount after being narrowly defeated in the Democrat Lehman in the June 5 recall race. Lehman’s victory gave Democrats majority in the Senate.

Janet Hoff-WRJN