Wisconsin voters elected a new leader in a very tight race.
Democratic challenger Tony Evers narrowly beat Republican Governor Scott Walker, after they took turns in the lead several times. The Associated Press called the race for Evers, a little before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Walker isn’t throwing in the towel. A campaign spokesman says the official canvass needs to be done, and military votes have to be counted.
Evers spoke in Madison early this morning. He says he feels confident that he can tell his supporters, “I’m Tony Evers, and I’m going to be the next governor of the state of Wisconsin.”
The latest numbers show Evers had about 29,000 more votes than Walker, out of just over 2.6 million cast. That would be a 1.1 percent margin, and just outside the state’s limit for a recount.
Governor Walker and Majority Republicans put a law in place last year, setting a one-percent limit.