LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A recount is being requested in the race for La Crosse County Sheriff. Democratic Candidate John Siegel was declared the winner following the November 8th election, defeating Republican Fritz Leinfelder by 175 votes.
In the state of Wisconsin, a recount may be requested when the losing candidate is within one percent of the winner’s total votes. Leinfelder requested a recount yesterday, which will take place on Friday at 9 am.
The La Crosse County Board of Canvassers will complete the recount at the County Administrative Center. Siegel and Leinfelder ran to replace Sheriff Jeffrey Wolf, who is planning to retire in January.