NEW INFORMATION: Counties report no big changes in primary results

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The Government Accountability Board is anticipating three possible recounts following the Aug. 12, 2014 Partisan Primary:

6th Congressional District
17th Senate District
87th Assembly District

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- More than half of the counties in Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District have turned in their results from the Republican primary, and no big differences have shown up yet when compared to the unofficial results.

Counties have until Friday to report their results to the Government Accountability Board, which oversees Wisconsin elections.

But the GAB asked counties with close primaries to turn their results in Tuesday so that work could begin quickly on recounts if candidates request them. There are no automatic recounts in Wisconsin.

The results turned in by seven of 11 counties in the 6th District show no big differences from unofficial tallies. State Sen. Glenn Grothman has picked up six votes, while state Sen. Joe Leibham has lost one. Unofficial tallies had them 214 votes apart.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin's elections board is anticipating recounts in three races following the Aug. 12 primaries.

A notice on the board's website says it considers recounts likely in the 6th Congressional District and two state legislative districts. Recounts are not automatic in Wisconsin. Candidates must request them, and they can't do that until counties finalize their election results.

Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney says it has asked counties to send in results for the close races on Tuesday. Results for other races are due Friday.

Magney says the board wants to prioritize races with likely recounts so the winners can move on to the general election.

State Sen. Glenn Grothman leads state Sen. Joe Leibham by only a couple hundred votes in the high-profile 6th District Republican primary.

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