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Local voters are split on whether Wisconsin's recount of its November 8 election votes is important or necessary.
Stein asked for the recount last week, and Democrat Hillary Clinton has since announced her support for it. Republican Donald Trump defeated Clinton by just more than 22,000 votes in the Badger State.
The recount is slated to begin Thursday, after Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein raised $3.5-million to pay for the effort. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said Stein will have to pay the difference should the cost exceed $3.5 million.
On Tuesday, the WEC held a teleconference with county clerks around the state to go over rules and procedures before the recount begins. WEC held a teleconference with county clerks around the state to go over rules and procedures before the recount begins.
"I think it's important," voter Abby Richmond said of the vote recount. "I've been paying attention to it because I think everything in this election has been pretty important."
Zoe Hughes, also a voter, said she's not confident a recount will alter the results of the presidential race here in Wisconsin.
"I don't think it will make much of a difference, I think what's done is done," Hughes said. "I feel like we should accept the outcome - even if we aren't too happy about it."
Amelia Jones said she thinks Wisconsin voters have already spoken - and that Trump decisively won the state.
"I think most of the state of Wisconsin votes (Republican)," Jones said.
"The recount, I don't think it's going to change anything. I think it's going to be the same result, because of most of Wisconsin - if you watched the election - most of the counties were red," Jones said. "That's just my personal opinion."