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Wis. candidates agree to partial hand recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State election officials say they plan to order counties to begin a recount in the state Supreme Court race on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Government Accountability Board says the board plans to hold a teleconference with local election officials on Monday.  He says the board anticipates issuing the start order on Wednesday.  Counties have two days to start counting after the order is issued.

County tallies completed last week show incumbent Justice David Prosser with a 7,316-vote lead over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. She asked the board for a statewide recount on Wednesday. 

Kloppenburg and Prosser's campaigns on Thursday agreed in court to a hand recount in precincts across 31 counties where electronic voting machines' memory cartridges are full.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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