La Crosse's County Clerk is anticipating a recount
in the 32nd state senate district race .
but a recount hasn't been requested yet.
As we told you earlier this week .
the race between State Senator Jennifer Shilling and
challenger Dan Kapanke came down to a difference of
just 56 votes.
The results of the election were changed slightly
after canvassing .
which allowed some provisional ballots that were issued
on Election Day to be counted.
In La Crosse County .
10 of the 28 provisional ballots that were issued
ended up being counted.
County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer says the votes that weren't
counted were thrown out because they didn't have the
necessary proof of residency.
They didn't provide either photo I.D.
or driver's license and they never came back to provide
the necessary information, so their ballots were not
You know, if all 28 came back rehabilitated that could've
made that vote either a lot wider or a lot narrower.
If a recount does happen .
the departments tabulating the results will have the
option of feeding the ballots through a machine .
or counting them by hand.
Dankmeyer says La Crosse County would do theirs by
Each ballot has to be looked at anyway before it's
put into the machine, so if you have a stack of ballots
and you can just divide them out between the candidates
and have them put in stacks of 25 or 50, it'll be
quicker than actually putting them through the tabulator.
Kapanke has until the end of the day tomorrow to formally
request the recount.