LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Judge Elliot Levine threw out one of the argument made by a La Crosse voter who claims the La Crosse County sheriff’s race recount was unfair. Democrat John Siegel won the election by 176 votes and Republican Fritz Leinfielder conceded. Mary Jo Werner, one Leinfelder’s supporters filed a lawsuit, taking La Crosse Count Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer, who conducted the recount, to court.

In an election, the winner is decided by voters. In November, La Crosse voters elected Siegel to be the next sheriff of La Crosse County. According to Wisconsin law, if the losing candidate loses by 1% of the votes or less, they can request a recount. Leinfelder, who lost by 0.32% of the votes asked for a recount.

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ALERT NIGHT: Dangerous cold Wind Chills this evening.

February 2, 2023 @ 4:05 pm

DISCUSSION: A Wind Chill Advisory is now in effect for all of the News 8 Now Viewing Area until 9 AM Friday. Dangerous wind chills between -25…

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Clear. Lows overnight -13 to -9F.
Bitterly cold. A clear sky. Low -11F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper single digits and lows in the mid single digits.