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August 29, 2014 - 8:31am

Updated at 10:12 a.m. with Juneau County's certification.

Late Thursday, Juneau County completed its recount in Senate District 17 and submitted numbers to the G.A.B.; however, the Board of Canvassers still needs to meet later today to sign and certify the results.  We will update once the recount results are official.  Juneau County has now certified its results.

This morning, G.A.B. staff updated the recount spreadsheet to reflect Juneau County's still-unofficial results:

  • Pat Bomhack -- 3,837
  • Ernie Wittwer -- 3,804
  • Write-In -- 1

The final numbers show a 33-vote edge for Bomhack.  He gained 5 votes in Grant, 3 in Richland, 1 in Sauk and lost 12 in Green.  Wittwer gained 1 vote in Lafayette, lost 1 vote each in Sauk and Iowa and lost 42 in Green.

At 5 p.m. today, Judge Gerald Nichol of the G.A.B. will certify the canvass statements for the recount in SD 17 and in AD 87 (which was completed earlier this week).

Once the canvass has been certified, Wittwer will have five business days beginning Tuesday (Monday is the Labor Day holiday) to challenge the results in circuit court.

 


August 28, 2014 - 1:18pm

Richland County has completed its recount of ballots in the 17th Senate District and the spreadsheet has been updated to reflect the latest numbers.  Click here for spreadsheet.

The G.A.B. is still waiting for recount results from Juneau County, which is still in progress.  We do not have an estimate of when Juneau County will be complete.

Regarding the recount of ballots in the City of Monroe (Green County), where there were 110 ballots missing, it is important for the candidates and the public to understand that the purpose of a recount is for the board of canvassers to make sure the ballots were counted properly and to resolve any discrepancies.  When there are discrepancies or a lack of a definitive result, the law allows the courts to review the decisions of the board of canvassers and, if appropriate, fashion a remedy to resolve any discrepancy.

 


August 27, 2014 - 1:58pm

The unofficial recount spreadsheet for the 17th SD has been updated to include recount results from the City of Monroe in Green County and to correct a data entry error for the Grant County Village of Bagley.

The G.A.B. is still waiting for all recount results from Juneau County and partial recount results from Richland County.  According to news reports, Juneau County expected to complete its recount Thursday morning.

 


August 26, 2014 - 2:52pm

Grant County has completed its recount in the 17th State Senate District. 

We have no updates on the situation in Green County.

See the latest numbers here:

2014 Partisan Primary Canvass and Recount -- 17th Senate District


 

August 26, 2014 - 11:07am

The recount in State Senate District 17 began on Monday, and is still in progress.

These counties are done: Iowa, Lafayette, Monroe, Sauk and Vernon.

These counties are in progress: Grant, Green, Juneau and Richland.

The Green County Clerk has notified the G.A.B. of a discrepancy in the number of ballots from the city of Monroe, and the Board of Canvassers is in the process of reconciling a difference of approximately 110 ballots.  The G.A.B. is providing advice to the Green County Board of Canvassers on procedures for dealing with the discrepancy and completing a thorough investigation.

Any further information will come from the Green County Clerk's office.

A spreadsheet detailing ward-by-ward recount results so far is attached to this page:

2014 Partisan Primary Canvass and Recount -- 17th Senate District


August 26, 2014 - 10:53am

Results are complete and certified in Assembly District 87.  The Government Accountability Board has verified the results showing that James Edming won the election with 1,452 votes.  The Board will certify the results in five business days if there is no court appeal.

Edming received the most votes in the four-way Republican primary contest.  The recount showed that Michael Bub received 1,433 votes, Shirl Labarre received 1,339 votes and Scott Noble received 960 votes.

Compared to the original canvass of the election, Edming picked up 1 vote, Bub lost 1 vote, and Labarre and Noble's votes stayed the same.

For ward-by-ward details see the spreadsheet attached to this page: 

2014 Partisan Primary Canvass and Recount -- 87th Assembly District


August 25, 2014 - 9:06am

This spreadsheet contains the latest numbers from the recount in Assembly District 87.  They will be updated with results from Sawyer County later today.

See more posts here.

August 23, 2014 - 8:39am

In the 87th Assembly District Recount, Clark, Marathon and Rusk Counties have finished their recount and provided the G.A.B. with updated numbers.  Marathon and Rusk have also entered that information into the Canvass Reporting System, while Clark indicated that they will do so on Monday morning.

Sawyer County has not finished and the county clerk indicated that they should finish on Monday. They will not be working over the weekend.

We have not received any reports from Taylor County.

The updated tracking spreadsheet is attached to this message.  It appears that Edming lost one vote in the Town of Atlanta (Rusk), but Bub lost one vote in Town of Hayward (Sawyer).

 

August 22, 2014 - 2:41pm

Candidate Pat Bomhack has requested a recount in the 17th State Senate District.

The G.A.B. will issue the order for a recount on Saturday to begin at 9 a.m. Monday morning.

See more posts here.

 

August 22, 2014 - 1:44pm

The recount in the 87th Assembly District got underway this morning in Clark, Marathon, Rusk, Sawyer and Taylor counties.  Marathon County reports completion of its recount.  Updated numbers from this recount will be posted on Monday.  No problems have been reported.

Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for a recount request in the 17th State Senate District.  As of 2:50 p.m., the G.A.B. has not yet received a request from Pat Bomhack.

Monday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for a recount request in the 6th Congressional District.  The G.A.B. has received no request as of close of business Friday.  This afternoon, Senator Leibham announced he would not be seeking a recount. 

See previous posts here.

August 21, 2014 - 10:18am

This morning, the G.A.B. staff held a recount procedures webinar for clerks, candidates and media in the 6th Congressional District.  If anyone missed it, we have posted the video of the webinar here.

A similar webinar focused on the 87th Assembly District and the 17th State Senate District is scheduled for 2 p.m. today.  Click here to register.

So far, we have not received recount requests in the 6th Congressional District or the 17th State Senate District.  The only recount request filed is in the 87th Assembly District, and that recount will start on Friday.

The deadline for a recount request in the 17th State Senate District is 5 p.m. Friday, and the recount would not start until Monday.

The deadline for a recount request in the 6th Congressional District is 5 p.m. Monday.  The earliest a recount could begin in that district is Monday (if the recount request was made by Aug. 22).

We will post an update as soon as we know anything more.

 


 

August 20, 2014 - 3:51pm

Here are Sheboygan County's official canvass numbers, compared to the Associated Press' unofficial Election Night report.  AP does not report write-ins on Election Night.

County GLENN GROTHMAN TOM DENOW JOE LEIBHAM DUEY STROEBEL WRITE-IN
Sheboygan Canvass 4,404 189 8,975 1,015 3
Election Night 4,403 189 8,970 1,019 N/A

All counties have now reported.

 

August 20, 2014 - 3:43pm

The Sheboygan County Board of Canvassers has finally completed its canvass, opening the three-business-day window in which Senator Leibham may request a recount.

Due to the delay, even if we received a recount petition today or Thursday, we will not plan to order the recount to begin on Friday.  Instead, if we receive a recount petition for the 6th Congressional District yet this week, we will issue an order this Saturday for the recount to begin on Monday.

We are still planning to hold the Recount Planning Webinar for the 6th Congressional District at 9 a.m. Thursday.

 

August 20, 2014 - 12:07pm

The G.A.B. staff will hold two webinars for clerks, candidates and the media on Thursday morning and afternoon to discuss plans for the likely recounts -- one for the 6th Congressional District and one for the 17th State Senate and 87th Assembly Districts.

Click on each event for details and webinar registration information:

 

 

August 20, 2014 - 9:35am

Candidate Michael Bub has filed a recount petition in the 87th Assembly District with the Government Accountability Board.  The petition is attached. Official results of the canvass are here.

The Board will issue an order for the recall and serve notice on the other candidates in the race.  The recount will start on Friday.

On Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the G.A.B. staff will hold a webinar with county clerks and candidates to review recount procedures in AD87 and SD17.  (The G.A.B. has not yet received a recount petition for SD17, but anticipates receiving one.)  Media is welcome to attend the webinar.  Information about how to participate will be posted later today.

August 19, 2014 - 7:53pm

It appears that the G.A.B. will not be receiving the Sheboygan County canvass of the 6th Congressional District results tonight.

Official results from State Senate District 17 and Assembly District 87 have been posted.

August 19, 2014 - 7:04pm

Here are Sauk County's official canvass numbers.  Associated Press county-by-county numbers for this race are not available. 

County PAT BOHMACK ERNIE WITTWER WRITE-IN
Sauk Canvass 630 780 0

All countes have now reported.

August 19, 2014 - 6:15pm

Here are Juneau County's official canvass numbers.  Associated Press county-by-county numbers for this race are not available. 

County PAT BOHMACK ERNIE WITTWER WRITE-IN
Juneau Canvass 556 424 0

Sauk County is still outstanding.

August 19, 2014 - 3:28pm

Here are Milwaukee County's official canvass numbers, compared to the Associated Press' unofficial Election Night report.  AP does not report write-ins on Election Night.

County GLENN GROTHMAN TOM DENOW JOE LEIBHAM DUEY STROEBEL WRITE-IN
Milwaukee Canvass 19 0 18 16 1
Election Night 24 0 22 16 N/A

Sheboygan county is still outstanding.

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