67
      Thursday
      80 / 53
      Friday
      74 / 53
      Saturday
      77 / 60

      Leibham deciding whether to seek primary recount

      Joe Leibham
      Joe Leibham
      SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - State Sen. Joe Leibham says he has not yet decided whether to request a recount in the close Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat.

      Official results posted Wednesday show state Sen. Glenn Grothman with a 219-vote lead over Leibham in the four-way race.

      The winner will face Democrat Mark Harris in the November election to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in the Republican-leaning 6th Congressional District.

      Leibham has three days to request a recount. He says in a statement that his team will review the official results and decide quickly how to move forward.

      The board that oversees Wisconsin elections met with county clerks Thursday to plan for a recount if one is requested. There are no automatic recounts in Wisconsin.
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