The razor-thin margins of election return counts between incumbent Republican governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers was opening up the possibility of a recount on Election Night.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission says that if any election with more than 4,000 votes has a margin of smaller than 0.25 percent (eg. 5.000 votes in a race with two million voters), a recount could go into effect upon candidate request, with the state paying for it.
If such an election has smaller than one percent (eg. 20,000 votes in a race with two million voters), the “loser” in such an election can request a recount, but would have to pay for it.