Milestone as recount continues after slow start in Waukesha Co.: “We’ve started the City of Waukesha!”

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WAUKESHA COUNTY -- Tuesday, December 6th was the sixth day of the statewide presidential recount. After a slow start, a major milestone was achieved in Waukesha County.

Ballots were being processed that were cast on November 8th in the City of Waukesha -- a big deal because that's where a huge chunk of votes were cast in the county.

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

"We`ve actually started the City of Waukesha!" Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack said.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack

Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack

Novack said after the slow start processing votes cast in towns and cities first, workers Tuesday were making a dent in the largest city -- Waukesha.

Crews have been counting ballots each day from 9:00 a.m. until midnight.

As of Wednesday, December 7th, that will change.

"We`re going to close up (Wednesday) at 10:00 p.m. We are really doing well. My conservative estimate is we`ll be done close of business Friday," Novack said.

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Novack said Tuesday they were ahead of scheduled for one big reason -- a high-speed ballot counting machine that arrived on Monday. The machine can count 5,000 ballots per hour!

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Presidential recount in Waukesha County

Other milestones achieved statewide as of Tuesday: City of Milwaukee ballots were counted in Milwaukee County, and crews were about a third of the way through absentee ballots.

The recount has been finished in 23 of the state's 72 counties, including Dodge, Ozaukee and Walworth.

The latest tallies showed President-elect Donald Trump increasing his margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton by about 150 votes.