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WI Elections Commission: Recount 82% complete; Clinton gains 61 votes on President-elect Trump

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BAY VIEW -- Wisconsin's presidential election recount is nearly complete, with Milwaukee County finishing Thursday evening, December 8th.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday, December 8th that more than 82 percent of the vote had been counted by the close of business on Wednesday, and that Democrat Hillary Clinton had gained just 61 votes on Republican Donald Trump.

President-elect Trump won the state by more than 22,000 votes.

Here is Thursday's update from the Elections Commission:

47 of 72 counties have now completed the recount.

Approximately 82 percent of ballots have been recounted.

Trump/Pence originally led Clinton/Kaine by 22,177. So far, not including the City of Milwaukee, Clinton/Kaine have gained 61 more votes than Trump/Pence, but still trail.

Including the December 7 results, Trump/Pence are up 495 votes, Clinton/Kaine are up 556 votes, Castle/Bradley are up 20 votes, Johnson/Weld are up 63 votes, Stein/Baraka are up 64 votes, Moorehead/Lilly are up 8 votes, and De la Fuente/Steinberg are up 15 votes.

Important Note: The changes in vote totals do not include the City of Milwaukee, which has reported partial numbers for individual reporting units (wards or combinations of wards) because it is recounting absentee ballots separately.  Milwaukee is included in the 82 percent completed.

Joe Czarnezki

Joe Czarnezki

"The results of the election are not going to change in this recount," Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk said.

In Milwaukee County, tabulators spent Thursday double checking all 29,000 ballots cast on November 8th in West Allis -- the final municipality still working to complete the recount in Milwaukee County.

"To wrap this up as the final community in the county feels like a real achievement," Monica Schultz, West Allis city clerk said.

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Czarnezki said the only hiccup during the recount came Wednesday, when officials in the City of Greenfield discovered 400-some ballots in an office at City Hall.

Greenfield City Clerk Jennifer Goergen issued this statement to FOX6 News on Thursday:

"City of Greenfield ballots have been accounted for. During the recount it was realized wards 1, 3, and 12 did not have all their ballots from the polls on Election Day. Poll workers in these wards did not properly package the ballots at the end of Election Day for transport to Milwaukee County, which resulted in staff locating the ballots in the office with election paperwork that had been returned from the polls Election Day. Staff immediately brought the ballots to the recount to be counted. These ballots had been counted by the voting machines on Election Day and had been included in the City’s election night voting results. In the future, poll workers will hand count ballots post-election to verify the number of voted ballots packaged for transport match the voting machine total. All recount information is posted by the Milwaukee County Election Commission Board of Canvass on Wisconsin Election Commission’s website at:"

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Czarnezki said the 400-some ballots were hand counted to make sure they matched up with the number of ballots cast on November 8th.

"We worked long hours. Some days it was 12, 14-hour days. But we got the job done," Czarnezki said.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, Milwaukee County closed the book on its recount.

George Martin, Representative for the Green Party of Wisconsin, spoke as the recount finished. He praised Milwaukee County clerks and staff for their hard work.

The deadline for the recount to be completed in Wisconsin is Monday, December 12th.

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A hearing in federal court was scheduled for Friday, December 9th on a lawsuit filed by a President-elect Doanld Trump voter and two pro-Trump super PACs seeking an end to the recount.

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested the recount and is paying for it.

She is also pressing for one in Pennsylvania and pursued one in Michigan that was halted prematurely on Wednesday.

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  • Joe Wade

    The whole thing is a Democrat/Green co-production circus.

    It is had been up to me, I would have let the Michigan count complete,just to find out the potential voter fraud in Detroit. Also, now the rabid liberals say that halting the Michigan recount is the ‘blatant abuse of power’. It is not enough for them that in Wisconsin after 82% of the recount the Clinton campaign gained 61 votes. Are you kidding me? This is why Dr. Michael Savage said what he said about the mental capabilities of the Democrats. Now I add the Greens as well. The money Stein is spending on the recount is NOT her money.

  • Libsareliars

    What a waste of time and money. To bad these knuckle heads can’t spend their time doing some real good in this world instead of looking like total ass wipes.

  • disgusted

    Hard to believe anyone would think there could possibly have been enough change to offset 20+000 votes. Oh yeah, the Dems and Greens would think so. Brainless idiots!

  • Acadamia nut

    The election night liberal meltdown was amazing. Keep on watching it over and over again and pinching myself.

  • Jamat

    Please recount all the state where Hillary won the election .if Trump can hack Wisconsin then Hillary can hack California

  • The Truth Teller

    What IDIOTS….what a waste of time, a waste of money and an exercise in STUPIDITY!!! FFFFFFFKKKK these Green Party MOTHER FFFFFFFFERS!!!!

  • chris

    Well the only thing this recount did was put some of George Soros money in the poll workers pockets for extra Christmas $$ and allowed the Trump supporters to see Hillary lose again.

  • Rasheed Saka

    When America and Americans behave less than their reputations then pity them as much as you can.
    The fact is that Russia have impose a President on America and Americans can not profound any solution. . Shame!

    • Liberal Hypocrisy

      Good lord!!

      By the way Rasheed, Russia is a Socialist nation. Trump is a Capitalist. The Socialists in America are Democrats and Greenies. Soooo……I know you are fragile right now. May I suggest a visit with a therapy dog.

  • nooneofconsequence

    I checked out Wisconsin’s recount spreadsheet. Milwaukee is interesting…it looks like over 50,000 votes for Clinton have been removed from the total. About 7,000 for Trump have been removed.

    • confused

      Maybe those are the absentee ones to be counted later? I cannot get the spread sheet to convert/load on my relic computer.

  • Gus57

    The Liberal Left will massage the data long enough until it presents the lie they want to tell. Where are the recounts in the states that HilLIARy won? Pathetic waste of money.

    • David Russell

      I absolutely agree with you. An 18 year old fresh out of high school that has not even moved out of the house, can not make an adult decision. But whatever, 18 is too young.

  • Dward Fardbark

    Hmmmmmmm .. 61 vote increase for Hillary … wow!! That’s a 00.005 percent increase … wow!! Makes total sense that Jill NEEDED to force a recount down everyone’s throat .. for first time in history (i.e. under these non-event circumstances). If this is result of Russian hacking then they will be the laughing stock of the world.

  • Count Crisco

    The left lost, now in their denial stage. I did enjoy the video of the clueless apostates at the Javits center in shock as their liberal machine blew a gasket and shaking violently spinning out of control into a heap of trash. It seems the left decides who should go to college, what to eat, what to drive, which toilet to use, renames the Christmas tree a holiday tree as to make sure it doesn’t trigger little lefty Lucy into a violent rage, compliments failure and rewards it, rejects any opposing view. This is why we have an electoral college, We do not want NY and CA deciding every election. The Hollywood elite tried to decide for us whom should be president and their plan failed. Just sayin..

  • liberty

    The Hillary Hate Team is a busy group. They have more plans to ruin America if they can. The Fake News Group have been spreading more hateful lies about how Russia ruined the outcome.

  • Thinkingabovemypaygrade

    When the recount over…would be interesting to calculate the cost for each Hilary vote gain. …the several million dollars…divided by net number of Hillary votes gained…overall…assuming she has a final net gain.

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