Three Republican state senators survived their recall elections Tuesday, but one Democrat has declared victory in the fourth recall race. If the election results are certified, the win would give Democrats a majority in the state Senate.
Unofficial results show former state Sen. John Lehman of Racine defeated state Sen. Van Wanggaard by about 800 votes. Lehman's victory would put him back in the seat after Wanggaard ousted him in 2010.
"All the vote totals are in now. It's clear we won the 21st Senate seat race!" Lehman told supporters in an emotional speech in the early morning hours on Wednesday. "I'd like to thank to voters of the 21st, and I dedicate the victory to all those workers who worked so selflessly for all these months."
The county has until June 15 to report the vote totals, after which the candidates can request a recount.