Statement Regarding Supreme Court Election Recount Request


MADISON, WI – Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board issued the following statement today:

“The Government Accountability Board is prepared to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for Supreme Court Justice, as requested by the Kloppenburg campaign today.  We have been preparing for a recount since Election Night.  We have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  We anticipate the recount will begin the week of April 25, and plan to hold a teleconference meeting for county clerks on Monday afternoon.”

For detailed information about how recounts are conducted in Wisconsin, please consult the Election Recount Procedures manual, which is available on the G.A.B. website:

For more information, contact

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887