Recount Poses Big Challenge To Wis. Election Officials


WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE COOLDOWN. THE STORM BAND IS RIGHT ALONG 35. ELECTION OFFICIALS IN WISCONSIN ARE FIGURING OUT HOW TO PROCEED WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED RECOUNT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THIS COMES AFTER TWO THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES CHALLENGED THE RESULTS. LAST WEEK GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE JILL STEIN STARTED FUNDING TO PAY FOR A RECOUNT CITING THAT HACKERS HAD AN EFFECT ON THE ELECTION. DON’T NORPS CONTRIBUTED $3 MILLION. CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN SAID THEY WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE NAME OF FAIRNESS FOR ALL SIDES. RACHEL SLAVIK WAS LISTENING IN ON TODAY’S TELECONFERENCE AND JOINS US IN THE NEWSROOM. RAY CHEM, WHAT CAN YOU — RACHEL, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Reporter: FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT RECOUNT MUST BE FINISHED BY DECEMBER 13th. THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT COSTS AND STAFFING. DURING TODAY’S TELECONFERENCE WISCONSIN’S ELECTIONS COMMISSION CAME UP WITH A TIMELINE SPORT 72 COUNTIES TO ADMINISTER THIS RECOUNT. EACH CLERK HAD TO SUBMIT COST ESTIMATES AND METHOD FOR TABULATING BY NOON TODAY. JILL STEIN AND ROCKY DEL FEW ENTHAT — FUENTA WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. THE RECOUNT WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY WITH THE GOAL TO HAVE IS CERTIFIED BY 8 P.M. ON DECEMBER 12th, AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE ON DECEMBER 13. THAT WE HAVE A FAIR SYSTEM, THAT WE’RE NOT COUNTING ILLEGAL VOTES. WE’RE NOT COUNTING DEAD PEOPLE’S VOTES AND IT’S REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT IN WISCONSIN ELECTIONS ARE FAIR AND ACCURATE AND CONDUCTED BY HARD WORKING PEOPLE. EACH COUNTY DECIDES HOW TO WILL TALLY THE VOTES EITHER BY HAND OR VOTING EQUIPMENT. THE LAST TIME WISCONSIN HAD A RECOUNT WAS IN 2012. IT INVOLVED 5 MILLION VOTES AND TOOK ABOUT A MONTH. THIS TIME THEY HAVE 3 MILLION TO TALLY IN TWO WEEKS. RAY COMEL, WHAT HAPPENS — RACHEL, WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY CAN’T GET IT DONE IN TIME?

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