Wisconsin Election Recount: Day five recap

Brown Co. officials say could finish by Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis. -
ASHWAUBENON, WI -- Six counties in Wisconsin have completed their portion of the recount by day 5 of the statewide effort.
 
And officials say Donald Trump's margin over Hillary Clinton hasn't changed.
 
By 2:30 in the afternoon at the heart of the recount effort in Ashwaubenon, Brown County Clerk Sandy Juno says they were 65 percent complete.
 
"You know, everybody put in a long, tough weekend with those 10-hour days--right through the Packer game," adds Juno. "So our goal is to be done before the weekend. We want to be able to spend that time with our families." 
 
Within the Wisconsin counties that had finished by today, officials say votes lost or gained by either Clinton or Trump were minimal, adding any changes have been due to human error.
 
In Brown County, officials say they could be done counting by Thursday.
 
Juno says it's all because of a committed team.
 
"Most of them didn't know each other prior to coming into this process," says Juno. "So, we've divided into teams, and people have gotten to know each other. They've figured out their system in how they want to approach these things, and, like I said, it's been a very rewarding process."
 
In Outagamie County Monday, just one ballot was reported to have found its way into the wrong ward. 
 
The rest of the counties that haven't completed their portion of the recount have 7 days left until the December 12th deadline. 
 
The recount began Thursday and continued over the weekend, with little change so far in the unofficial results as reported on election night.
 
Six counties had completed their work as of Monday morning, with the margin between Trump and Clinton unchanged. Both candidates lost 20 votes.
 
A federal lawsuit was filed late last week by a Trump voter and two super PACs seeking to stop the recount. The judge rejected a request to halt the recount while the lawsuit is pending and scheduled a hearing for Friday.
 
State and local election officials have all said they don't expect Clinton to surpass Trump in Wisconsin, where he won by about 22,000 votes.
 
The Wisconsin Elections Commission said no significant issues have been reported after four full days of recounting and any changes between canvass results and recount totals have been due to human error.

 

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