Recount observers in Milwaukee given wristbands with smiling poop emojis

Posted at 4:40 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 17:40:36-05

MILWAUKEE — Each day of the recount in Milwaukee County, observers watching the count at the Wisconsin Center are issued a wristband, after passing through a health screening. Tuesday's wristband turned out to be a bit stinky - of smiling turd emojis.

The Milwaukee County Clerk, George Christenson, said during a press conference that “I always thought it was chocolate ice cream, personally."

He continued that the Wisconsin Center issues the wristbands every day, saying “They are probably just pulling what they have in stock." Christenson added that the wristband is "a non-issue. Everybody got one."

Some were not happy about it. Conservative talk show host Viki McKenna wrote on Twitter, "Do these people NOT take elections seriously?" and asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission, "please tell me why this is acceptable?"

Tuesday is the fifth day of the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties. The recount, requested by the Trump campaign, is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 1.

Also on Tuesday, 386 unopened ballots from a south side Milwaukee neighborhood were discovered, elections officials say. "It seems like it was a human error on Election Day," Claire Woodall-Vogg, Executive Director for the Milwaukee Election Commission, told reporters.

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