If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner is not more than 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office, the petitioner is not required to pay a fee. — Wis. Stat. § 9.01(1)(ag)1.I may have a bad number in there somewheres,* but my SS says D. Prosser, 50.24%, J. Kloppenburg 49.76%. Strict construction for ya.
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* And, a handful (six) of counties' results are still unofficial.
eta 01: Make that three counties whose results are still unofficial: Milwaukee, Outagamie, and Sauk. No change to the above percentages in the meantime, however. h/t WisPolitics Election Blog.
eta 02: Outagamie Inagamie, MKE and Sauk to go.
eta 03: WisPolitics sez its Sauk figures are official, they're just not posted to Sauk Co. or Government Accountability Board websites yet.