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Prosser camp: Recount would be frivolous


MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's key supporters say a re-count would be expensive and frivolous.

County tallies completed last week show Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. Kloppenburg has until Wednesday to request a recount at local governments' expense. She has yet to make a decision.

Prosser's close friend and former chief-of-staff Brian Schimming spoke at a news conference Monday afternoon. He says there's no way Kloppenburg can find 7,000 votes in her favor and trying would be tremendously expensive for taxpayers.

Prosser's attorney, Jim Troupis, told reporters that any recount request would be frivolous and he's prepared to object legally if Kloppenburg makes the request.

Kloppenburg's campaign didn't immediately return a message seeking a response.

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