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Wis. Supreme Court recount set to begin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A recount in the hotly contested Wisconsin Supreme Court race is set to begin.

 Counting is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in counties across the state.

State election officials want to complete the new tally by May 9, but they may seek an extension if it takes longer.

Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg asked for the recount last week after final county totals showed incumbent Justice David Prosser with a 7,316-vote lead.  The recount marks the third statewide recount in Wisconsin history.  The last ones came in 1989 over a constitutional amendment dealing with property taxes and in the 1858 governor's race.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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