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Walker not conceding defeat to Evers

Walker not conceding defeat to Evers
Posted at 1:39 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 02:39:53-05

   MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on Wisconsin's high stakes midterm election (all times local):

   1:35 a.m.

   Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not conceding defeat to Democrat Tony Evers.

   Unofficial results show Evers beat Walker by about 29,000 votes, or just over 1 percentage point, out of more than 2.6 million votes cast. State law only permits recounts for losing candidates who are within 1 percentage point.

   Walker campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger says "we need the official canvass and for military ballots to be counted before any decision can be made."

   Just before the race was called for Evers, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch told supporters to prepare for a "long, drawn-out recount."

   The race is the closest for Wisconsin governor since 1962 when the outcome was within 1 percentage point.