Nearly 400 uncounted ballots found in Wisconsin recount

Nearly 400 uncounted ballots found in Wisconsin recount Photo: WDIO-TV file

The Associated Press
Created: November 24, 2020 01:34 PM

Nearly 400 absentee ballots cast in Milwaukee that weren't opened on Election Day have been discovered as part of a recount.

The 386 uncounted ballots were found Tuesday on the fourth day of the recount. Milwaukee's top elections official attributes the mistake to human error.

A Milwaukee County spokesman says the recount in that county could be completed as soon as Wednesday and no later than Friday.

The recount got off to a slow start as elections officials addressed a myriad of complaints from President Donald Trump’s attorneys and observers. County spokesman Brian Rothgery says that as of Tuesday the work was “very close to being back on schedule."

Meanwhile, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says the recount there is 36% complete and only “slightly behind schedule.” The counties must complete the recount by Dec. 1.

Democrat Joe Biden won Wisconsin by 20,600 votes and President Donald Trump paid for a recount in just Milwaukee and Dane counties - the counties with the most votes for Biden.

As of Tuesday morning, recounted ballots not including the newly discovered ones showed a net gain of only 57 votes for Trump.

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