Capitol Notes: Walker Concedes, Evers Faces Gridlock With Republican Legislature

Nov 8, 2018

Gov. Scott Walker conceded to Democratic challenger Tony Evers Wednesday after Evers won the election by just more than 1 percentage point. Walker originally wanted to wait until military ballots were counted and the official canvass was completed. He also expressed concern about 2,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee that were reconstructed due to errors or damage.

If the tally had brought Walker within 1 percent of Evers, Walker could have asked for a recount. But on Wednesday, the Walker campaign issued a statement saying there weren't enough votes in question to change the outcome of the race. In this special edition of "Capitol Notes," WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com, about Walker's decision to concede.