MILWAUKEE — Ballot re-counting continued for a third day at the Wisconsin Center. City of Milwaukee votes were starting to be counted after days of disputes about it’s mail-in ballots.
Officials remain optimistic Milwaukee’s recount will be done by December 1. This, despite another long day of vote re-counting underway in Milwaukee County as President Donald Trump’s campaign pushes against Wisconsin’s initial vote tallies.
After one day spent debating, the votes continue to be re-counted for a second consecutive day on the third official day of the recount.
“Things are going more smoothly and we’re going to see that process as things come along,” said George Christenson, Milwaukee County Clerk.
Christenson said despite the constant legal challenges from attorneys and campaign observers, the re-count process is continuing.
“It slows us down but as the day progresses, we work through those and hopeful we put those issues behind us,” Christensen said.
Sunday, Shorewood, Franklin and Wauwatosa worked to count their ballots, joining six other municipalities that have finished already.
“The municipalities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Hales Corners, Green Dale and Oak Creek have completed their recount,” Christensen said.
The county’s biggest municipality, the City of Milwaukee, finally began its ballot re-count Sunday afternoon after debates regarding mail-in ballots.
“The City of Milwaukee was delayed because there was so many objections on their absentee envelopes and that bogged down the process incredibly. So they lost two days of counting because of that,” Christenson said.
Christensen said he had a goal to finish before thanksgiving. That is now very unlikely. He said they will make their deadline.