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Politics Milwaukee officials accuse Trump observers of obstructing recount

02:50  22 november  2020
02:50  22 november  2020 Source:   thehill.com

President Trump is seeking a recount in two Wisconsin counties, but what he’s really doing is preparing for a lawsuit.

  President Trump is seeking a recount in two Wisconsin counties, but what he’s really doing is preparing for a lawsuit. By pursuing the recount, Trump has given himself a vehicle for a lawsuit that would likely go before a judge by early December. It could quickly get to the state Supreme Court, where conservatives hold a 4-3 majority. More: Biden won, but technically the election's not over: What to expect in the next 60 days The influence of the high court would be felt from the start. Under state law, Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack will get to choose which judge initially hears a recount lawsuit. She will also get to select the court that hears any appeals.

The recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties, where Joe Biden outpolled Trump by a more than two-to-one margin, will begin Friday and must be completed Milwaukee County officials said they plan to finish the recount by Wednesday. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell has not provided an estimated

Election workers and observers gathered Friday as presidential-election recounts got underway in two counties in Similar activities were to get underway in Milwaukee , where the recount was projected to be Dane County officials did not specify a target date for completion but both counts have a Dec.

Officials overseeing the election in Wisconsin's largest county on Saturday accused ballot tabulation observers for President Trump of trying to obstruct the recount.

a group of people in a room: Milwaukee officials accuse Trump observers of obstructing recount © Getty Milwaukee officials accuse Trump observers of obstructing recount

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said that in some cases observers were objecting to nearly every ballot pulled to count, The Associated Press reported.

Christenson said the complaints were putting the recount behind schedule, and many observers were breaking rules by interrupting vote counters with questions or objections. He called the behavior "unacceptable."

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  In last-gasp maneuver, Trump campaign tries to invalidate thousands of votes as Wisconsin recount gets underway The president’s campaign sought to disqualify all votes cast in person before Election Day in two Democratic strongholds. As a recount began on Friday in Dane and Milwaukee counties — home to the cities of Madison and Milwaukee — Trump lawyers argued that officials should not merely retabulate all the votes cast in the Nov. 3 election to reconfirm they’d been counted properly.

An analysis of the official results provided by the Wisconsin Secretary of State reveals that most of “Wisconsin will go into a recount , and it’s highly likely the recount will toss out the fabricate [sic] The situation with the Milwaukee wards reporting more votes than there are registered voters is just more

Trump 's campaign sued in Michigan (16 Electoral College votes), saying that election officials had "allowed fraud and incompetence to corrupt" the results, observers had been denied access, and ineligible ballots counted . Another lawsuit sought to delay certification.

"It's not our job to train their observers on what they're observing," he said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "They clearly don't know what they're doing and so they keep asking questions. And we've said to the Trump campaign, you need to tell your people what you're looking for here because they're objecting to every ballot."

A lawyer speaking on behalf of the Trump campaign denied any allegations his side acted in bad faith.

"I want to get to the point of dialing everything down ... and not yelling at each other," the lawyer, Joe Voiland, said, according to the AP.

The president's campaign this week requested recounts in Milwaukee and Dane, Wisconsin's two largest and most liberal counties, in an effort to undo President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state.

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(30 Nov 2016) Election officials in Wisconsin's most populous county say the recount preparation was a logistical challenge. Milwaukee County Clerk Joseph

Manually recount any state results where Dominion Vote Machines were used to tally results. Twitter Censors Tweet of Democrat Election Observer Calling out Election Fraud in Philly (Video). SEVEN Milwaukee Wards Report More Presidential Votes than Registered Voters — State Voter Turnout Is

Biden leads Trump by just over 20,600 votes in Wisconsin, one of several states he flipped this year after Trump won it in 2016.

In a separate situation Saturday, county election commissioner Tim Posnanski reported there seemed to be Trump representatives violating rules that dictate one observer from each campaign per counting table. He said some observers for Trump appeared to be posing as independents, according to the AP.

Election officials also reported that one Trump observer objected to every ballot the tabulators pulled from a bag because they were folded.

The AP noted that part of the Trump campaign's strategy has been attempting to toss ballots with missing address information on the certification envelope that election clerks later filled in, despite the practice being long accepted in the state.

The news outlet also reported that at least one observer for the Trump team was escorted out of the building by sheriff's deputies Saturday after pushing an election official who lifted her coat from an observer chair.

Trump's campaign paid $3 million, required by Wisconsin state law, for the partial recount. The recount started Friday and must be completed by Dec. 1.

Election 2020 updates: Michigan elections board faces deadlock; Trump requests recount in Georgia .
Trump's efforts to change the election outcome continue this week with Michigan scheduled to certify its results on Monday and Nevada on Tuesday.Be sure to refresh this page often to get the latest information on the election and the transition.

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