Wisconsin Recount Proceeding on Schedule without Major Problems
On Day Four of the presidential recount, no significant issues have been reported.
MADISON, WI – Here are the latest recount developments from the Wisconsin Elections Commission:
- On Day Four of the presidential recount, no significant issues have been reported. All Wisconsin counties are on track to finish their work by the deadline of 8 p.m. Monday, December 12.
- Six counties have completed their work: Adams, Crawford, Forest, Iron, Menominee, and Price. Several other counties are starting today after initially adjourning on Friday.
- The Commission is not able to provide a running statewide tally of how many votes each candidate is up or down. However, we continue to post daily update spreadsheets on our website comparing the votes for major candidates reported in the canvass to the number of votes reported so far during the recount. These updates can be found on the 2016 Presidential Recount page: http://elections.wi.gov/elections-voting/recount/2016-presidential
- When a county has reported a vote difference of 10 votes or more in a reporting unit (ward or combination of wards), we are providing the board of canvassers’ explanation for the difference.
- So far, changes between canvass results and recount results are due to human error.
- Soon, a table providing each county’s status and links to the board of canvassers’ minutes and results will be available on the 2016 Presidential Recount page.
- To see what a recount looks like, the public and media can watch a live video feed of activities in Waukesha County: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/liverecount/.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is responsible for administration and enforcement of election laws in Wisconsin. The Commission is made up of six Commissioners – four appointed directly by the State Senate Majority Leader, Speaker of the Assembly and the Minority Leaders in the State Senate and Assembly. The remaining two Commissioners are by the Governor with confirmation by the State Senate from lists of former municipal and county clerks submitted by the legislative leadership in each party.
Recent Press Releases by Wisconsin Elections Commission
All voters will have the opportunity to elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (uncontested) and the Superintendent of Public Instruction (contested) on Tuesday.
"A further reduction in program positions will significantly curtail the agency’s ability to provide vital and timely services to candidates, county and municipal election officials, and voters,” Commissioners wrote to legislators."