Walker concedes; will not request recount
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Gov. Scott Walker this afternoon conceded the election to Tony Evers, according a press release from Walker’s campaign. Walker issued a statement after calling Tony Evers to concede the election for governor.
He thanked his family, supporters, campaign team, cabinet members and staff.
“Finally, thank you to the voters of the great State of Wisconsin,” Walker wrote.”It has been my honor to serve as your Governor for nearly eight years. We’ve come a long way together and it is my sincere hope that the progress we’ve made during our time in office will continue and that we can keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.”
Evers declared victory early this morning, but reports were that Walker was waiting to investigate damaged ballots in Milwaukee.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch made remarks about the possibility of a recount, “based on information showing the governor with a slight lead over Tony Evers, with the announcement of the additional Milwaukee ballots occurring just as she was arriving to take the stage at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee.”
After further inquiries, Walker’s camp decided that any change would not be significant enough to change the election outcome, “despite its close margin and questions about how the city of Milwaukee executed its election night operations,” the press released concluded.