To tell about? Wisconsin counties wrap up election campaigns

correction: Fixes that the US Senate race qualifies for a recount. This just falls outside the legal requirement.

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Monday that all 72 counties have completed their filings. Now, candidates in the statewide close races have until Friday, Nov. 25 to request a recount.

The only race that qualifies for a recount is the Secretary of State race between Doug La Follette and Amy Loudenbeck. Loudenbeck conceded the race on Monday, 13 days after the election, when unofficial results showed it trailing by 7,660 votes, or 0.3%, as counties submitted their verified returns to the WEC.

The US Senate race between Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes was close, but the WEC says the final tally separates them with 1.007285% of the total vote.

Under state law, a candidate can request a recount if they lost to the leading candidate by no more than 1% of the vote. If the difference is 0.25% or less, taxpayers foot the bill. If the difference is more than 0.25% (up to 1%), the requesting candidate must pay the recount in advance.

Candidates in the tight races for the Assembly and the state Senate had until last week to request a recount. The WEC received none.

Election results: https://www.wbay.com/politics/election-results/

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