Wisconsin just got hit with a recount order. The law states that after Trump paid three million dollars, it must do a ballot recount. The Elections Commission sent out the order to recount over 800,000 ballots. Those are in two very liberal counties with the largest Black population per Donald Trump’s request. Imagine that.
Milwaukee County is Wisconsin’s largest state, and of course, it contains Milwaukee which is made up of a 27 percent Black population The Associated Press (AP) reported. That is more than any other county in the state. Dane County contains the state’s capitol, Madison, and is a primarily liberal city. The University of Wisconsin is located there.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris won Wisconsin by 20,608 votes. Still, the Trump campaign outlandishly claimed “irregularities” in some of the counties. There has been absolutely zero evidence of any illegal activity in the state.
Democratic Commissioner Mark Thomsen claimed that the president was undercutting the validity of the election. Funny thing, POTUS had no problem winning Wisconsin in 2016 by fewer than 23,000 votes.
The commission is divided in half, three Democrats and three Republicans. Well into the debate over the recount, Thomsen said:
‘It’s just remarkable the six of us in a civilized fashion can’t agree to this stuff.’
Biden polled 2-to-1 over Trump in Milwaukee and Dane counties. The recount begins Friday and has to be completed by December 1. In spite of its size, Milwaukee County officials intend to finish the recount by Wednesday. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell has not given a public ETA date.
Wisconsin’s head elections official Meagan Wolfe commented on Thursday:
‘We understand the eyes of the world will be on these Wisconsin counties over the next few weeks. We look forward to again demonstrating the strength, security, integrity and transparency of our election systems in Wisconsin.’
Board Chair Ann Jacobs (D) said that Trump’s charge that her election clerks sent “thousands of absentee ballots” through the mail system to people who did not ask for them was “absurd.” She added it was “absurd,” “factually bizarre” and a “vague, paranoid conspiracy:”
‘What we ought not be doing is watering that plant of baloney.’
Two commissioners in the Republican party:
‘[Dean Knudson and Bob Spindell doubted] whether election observers would be treated fairly by Democratic county clerks in Milwaukee and Madison.’
Republican Commissioner Knudson also questioned whether the absentee ballots requested via the elections commission’s Wisconsin state website were valid. His issue was due to how those requested ballots were recorded. He said:
‘I hope we haven’t created a system at WEC that entices people to request a ballot that actually isn’t in keeping with the law.’
The Democrats considered Knudson’s worries off-center, because that system has been “in place unchallenged for years.”
Formerly, Knudson was a state lawmaker and served on the commission beginning 2017. Like other government officials in his state, he urged voters to request absentee ballots via the website. Then last August, he sent a tweet with a link to the actual site and urged them to “request absentee ballot now.”
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