Spring Green attorney wins State Senate District 17 primary

Friday, August 29, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A recount that did not include 110 missing ballots has flipped the results in a Democratic primary for a state Senate seat.

The candidates told the Wisconsin State Journal that the recount ended Thursday with Spring Green attorney Pat Bomhack ahead of Ernie Wittwer by 33 votes. Wittwer is a former state Department of Transportation budget director.

Election results posted last week showed Wittwer ahead by seven votes in southwestern Wisconsin's Senate District 17.

The Government Accountability Board has yet to post the recount results, but the candidates say the recount in the last outstanding county ended Thursday evening with Bomhack ahead.

They say the ballots that disappeared in Monroe didn't determine the winner. If Monroe had used its election night results, Bomhack would still have won.

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