President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign scored a significant victory in Wisconsin and it sent the Biden campaign into a tizzy.
When the Board of Canvassers convened in Milwaukee to begin their recount on Friday the Trump campaign raised several objections, Fox 11 reported.
- The Trump campaign has been informed by observers, whether sitting or standing, that they are unable to see through plexiglass and observe the ballots and materials being reviewed by election workers and therefore, they believe there is an inadequate opportunity to observe the ballots. Therefore, they are requesting items 2-7. Also, they want to ensure that there is a Trump observer at each table while recount is occurring.
- Requesting that all written applications for absentee ballots are present during the recount and are set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all absentee ballot envelopes without a written application set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all absentee ballot envelopes with different ink set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all absentee ballot logs are available, that they include all absentee applications (i.e., online requests) and set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all absentee envelopes and applications that identify indefinitely confined voters set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all copies or other evidence of all photo identification for any absentee ballot identification set aside for observation.
- Requesting that all data for all the tabulating machines and all images of the ballots be preserved today and available for observation. And, that any and all audit trails and/or error trails from tabulating machines from Nov 2-5, 2020 be made available for observation, as well as the names of any technicians that performed any of this work or updates during Nov 2-5, 2020.
Biden campaign attorney Chris Meuler was furious with the decision and said that what the board did was not part of the normal recount process.
“Setting aside, setting different piles, that is not part of the recount process under the statute,” he said.
“You would have a pile of documents that fit in various categories so we will know how many are in each category,” Stewart Karge, an attorney for the Trump campaign, said.
The recount in Milwaukee County will consist of around nearly 460,000 ballots which will be done for an estimated cost of $2.3 million and the entire recount has to be done by Dec. 1.
“The timeline, we will continue to plow through this as we go. We expect additional objections and those come to the commission. We’ll just continue to work through the process,” Milwaukee County clerk George Christenson said.
FOX 11 spoke to a Trump supporter who will be an election recount observer because she believes it is her duty as an American to do so.
“I don’t think the voting anymore has been honest, especially in this election and the previous election. If we all don’t make sure the recount is correct, we don’t know if we have the right person,” Ruth Koehler said.
The recount is likely to be as contentious as it has been in other states but it is a normal, legal proceeding, no matter what the media says.