Under a new state law, political candidates could only seek a recount if they lost by less than one percent in a statewide election. Governor Scott Walker signed the bill Thursday. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature passed the measure after Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein asked for a recount of the Wisconsin vote, even though she finished in a distant fourth place. Democrats say candidates should be able to request a recount as long as they pay for it. Stein did pay for the Wisconsin recount of the 2016 vote.