Dane County looks to wrap up presidential election recount

December 10, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Officials say Dane County’s recount of presidential votes from November’s election is expected to be completed Saturday evening.

County clerk Scott McDonnell tells WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/2hgRaPd) that no major discrepancies had been discovered in the recount, which was being conducted by hand.

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount over the possibility that the election machines had been hacked.

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Wisconsin’s recount should move forward, after Trump supporters sued to stop the process.

Wisconsin has set a deadline of 8 p.m. Monday for the recount to be finished. All states much certify election results by Dec. 13.


Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com

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