Recount Update: 17th SD -- Juneau County unofficial numbers in

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.