It would be harder to get election recounts in a Republican bill passed by state senators Tuesday. Candidates could only ask for recounts if they lost by less than one-percent in larger elections or by at least 40 votes in smaller contests. The measure passed 20-13, with all Democrats voting no — and it now goes to Governor Scott Walker for his signature. The bill seeks to avoid a repeat of last December, when Green Party candidate Jill Stein paid three-and-a-half-million dollars to get a statewide recount of the presidential election even though she finished a distant fourth. Stein said she wanted to see if hackers affected the tally — but the results were virtually unchanged from Election Night.