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Wisconsin Supreme Court lets Racine recount stand

Voters approved the school referendum in April 2020

"Supreme Court" is written above a door inside the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that challengers of a school referendum in Racine didn’t have a right to have the ballots examined in court following a recount that upheld a five-vote margin of victory for the ballot measure.

Racine voters approved the referendum in April 2020 and the five-vote margin withstood a recount.

Those challenging the results had argued that courts should be able to examine ballots after they have been recounted.

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The state Supreme Court, in its Tuesday decision, ruled that the ballots could not be examined in court. It upheld a similarly unanimous state appeals court decision last year.