70% Of Vote Recounted In Wisconsin Through Tuesday, But Milwaukee Absentee Ballots Still Not In Tally

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Wisconsin’s presidential recount is drawing to a close, but it’s hard to tell what is happening in the state’s most populous city because absentee ballots have not been recounted. Milwaukee counts and recounts its absentee ballots after it counts the votes cast on election day. Until those absentee votes are added into the totals it is hard to judge if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are picking up or losing votes in the recount.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission spreadsheet tally done after Tuesday’s counting shows 70% of the ballots have been recounted and Clinton has cut into Trump’s lead by 82 votes. Trump began the recount leading by more than 22,000 votes.

The UpTake’s analysis of the spreadsheet shows all candidates have picked up some votes:
Donald Trump +410
Hillary Clinton +492
Darrel Castle +12
Gary Johnson +46
Jill Stein +60
Monica Moorehead +9
Rocky De La Fuente +7

Here are Tuesday’s changes in recount totals from the WEC

Door County: Corrected Day 6 vote counts in Town of Egg Harbor Ward 1-3. Stein/Baraka now accurately reflects a total of 10 votes.

Manitowoc County: Decrease of 25 votes for Trump/Pence in Town of Kossuth Wards 1-3 due to a stack of 25 votes counted twice on Election Day.

Net change of 46 votes in City of Manitowoc Wards 9-10. +29 votes for Trump/Pence due where tabulator did not count votes on Election Day but voter intent was determined during recount canvassing. -17 votes for Clinton/Kaine due to ballots found to have write-in overvotes during recount canvassing.

Marinette County: Increase of 289 votes in City of Marinette Wards 1,3,5; 2,4,6; and 7-8. Voting machines used in City of Marinette required non-standard marking devices that was not used on all ballots. This led to votes being missed on Election Day but counted during the recount canvass. Wards 1,3,5 – +65 vote for Trump/Pence, +79votes for Clinton/Kaine, +1 votes for Johnson/Weld; Wards 2,4,6 – +50 votes for Trump/Pence, +68 votes for Clinton/Kaine, +2 votes for Johnson/Weld; Wards7-8 – +3 votes for Trump/Pence, +19 votes for Clinton/Kaine, +1 vote for Johnson/Weld, +1 vote for Stein/Baraka.

Pierce County: Net decrease of 13 votes in City of Prescott Wards 1-6 due to 18 ballots missing clerk and election worker initials as required. -10 votes for Trump/Pence, -5 votes for Clinton/Kaine, and -1 vote for Stein/Baraka.

Increase of 24 votes in Town of Clifton Wards 1-3 due to ballots that were marked incorrectly on Election Day. Voter intent was determined during the recount canvass. +7 votes for Trump/Pence, +14 Votes for Clinton/Kaine, +1 vote for Castle/Bradley, and +2 votes for Johnson/Weld.

Racine County: Increase of 37 votes in City of Burlington Wards 1-4, increase of 40 votes in City of Racine Ward 22, increase of 21 votes in City of Racine Ward 25, increase of 10 votes in City of Racine Ward 30, increase of 8 votes in Town of Dover Wards 1-8, increase of 14 votes in Town of Norway Wards 1-11, and an increase of 11 votes in Village of Waterford Wards 1-7. Votes were not counted on Election Night due to non-standard pens used to mark ballots.

Shawano County: Original election results were inadvertently entered as recount results on the Day 6 update. The updated recount results have been correctly added to Day 7.

Increase of 12 votes in Town of Belle Plaine Wards 1-3 due to human error and voter intent was determined during recount.

Sheboygan County: Increase of 29 votes in City of Sheboygan Ward 8 and an increase of 19 votes in City of Sheboygan Ward 10. Votes were not counted on Election Night due to human error and voter intent was determined during recount.

Decrease of 17 votes in Town of Sheboygan Wards 1-10. Absentee Ballots run through tabulator twice on Election Day in error.

Vernon County: Decrease of 19 votes for Johnson/Weld in Village of Readstown Ward 1 due to allocating paper ballots cast for Senator Ron Johnson to Johnson/Weld in error on Election Day.

Washburn County: Increase of 10 votes for Stein/Baraka in City of Spooner Wards 1-4 due to a discrepancy in the previous certification. The total ballots of Stein/Baraka should have been 11 instead of 1. *This explanation was left out of Day 6’s list in error.

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