The recount is set to start Thursday. The Wisconsin Election Commission met with the clerks via teleconference and an online seminar Wednesday morning. The agenda called for discussing counting procedures, how to treat absentee ballots, how to review provisional ballots and how to track expenses.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount, alleging without evidence that the state's electronic voting machines may have been hacked. The commission had to grant that request under state law. Stein also wanted all 72 counties to conduct the recount by hand, but the commission refused to order that and a Dane County judge affirmed that decision late Tuesday evening.