58 votes separate incumbent Shilling from Kapanke
A recount is possible for the race to take the seat in State Senate District 32.
Only 58 votes separate leading candidate Jennifer Shilling, the incumbent in the election, and Dan Kapanke in the district’s balloting. Shilling had 43,565 votes to Kapanke’s 43,507.
But, there is no recount just yet.
The losing candidate has to wait until the last day the county board of canvassers meet, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and Kapanke has three days to request a recount after all votes are canvassed.
The district covers four counties—La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford and Monroe—so the recount request might not be made until Nov. 15-16. The target date for completing a recount is Dec. 1.
Kapanke won’t have to pay recount costs because the difference is less than .25 percent.