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Judge grants extension in Supreme Court recount

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Dane County judge has given Waukesha County about three more weeks to recount votes in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

Judge Richard Niess (NEYES) on Monday granted an extension to the county, which will have until May 26 to finish.

The county's attorney Tom Farley says the county has completed about a third of the recount and is being meticulous about the work because it's at the center of the maelstrom. Niess says county officials may be moving slowly, but they are not shirking their responsibility.

JoAnne Kloppenburg asked for the recount after results of the April 5 election showed her about 7,300 votes behind incumbent Justice David Prosser. Following the election, the Waukesha County clerk announced she had failed to report 14,000 votes from the Republican-leaning city of Brookfield. The new votes flipped the election for Prosser.

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