A RECOUNT IS NEARLY FINISHED.
IN THE 17TH SENATE DISTRICT...
WHICH INCLUDES NINE COUNTIES...
TAKE A LOOK - WE'RE TALKING ABOUT JUNEAU .
LAFAYETTE AND PARTS OF SAUK .
MONROE AND VERNON.
TONIGHT, NEWS THREE POLITICAL REPORTER JESSICA ARP
WENT TO MAUSTON.
WHERE THE PRIMARY STILL HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
juneau is the final county in the 17th to finish counting
this week and after issues in green county, there
were questions here too
NATS OF CALCULATOR
THE JUNEAU COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASS IS DOING MATH THE
OLD FASHIONED WAY.
NATS OF STACKING PILE
COUNTING BALLOTS BY HAND...
AND MATCHING RESULTS TO VOTING TAPE.
AND ELECTION NIGHT REPORTS.
IT'S THEIR FOURTH DAY OF WORK...
AFTER QUESTIONS WERE RAISED OVER BALLOT BAGS...
AT LEAST ONE OF THEM NEVER SEALED SHUT.
because the bag wasnt closed i called the gab and
checked with them as to what we should do, they gave
us some options :11 and the canvass board decided
not to count any of the votes :16
BUT AFTER CHECKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
AND CONFIRMING THAT ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS WERE THE
THE BOARD CHANGED THEIR MINDS.
AND COUNTED THE VOTES.
THE WITTWER CAMPAIGN OBJECTED TO MORE BAGS.
SAYING THEY WEREN'T SEALED WELL ENOUGH.
CANDIDATE PAT BOMHACK WAS ON HAND TO ASK THAT THE
VOTES BE COUNTED.
so the only people, just for the record, who ever
had this bag was either the deputy clerk or the clerk
:15 thank you very much
JUNEAU COUNTY CLERK KATHLEEN KOBYLSKI ADMITS RESULTS
HERE MAY BE CHALLENGED IN COURT...
BUT SAYS VOTERS SHOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE RESULTS
we havent lost any ballots or anything here, we have
all the ballots :53 everything is heere yet, yeah
:56 they should still have confidence in the election
system in wisconsin, yes :01
IF THE JUNEAU COUNTY RESULTS REMAIN THE SAME...
PAT BOMHACK WOULD WIN THE ELECTION OVER ERNIE WITTWER
BY 33 VOTES...
RATHER THAN LOSING BY 7 AS INITIAL TOTALS SHOWED.
the winner in the 17th senate district democratic
primary will ultimately face republican representative
howard marklein in the general election in november,
in mauston, jessica arp wisc news three ;37
GREEN COUNTY CERTIFIED THEIR ELECTION RESULTS YESTERDAY
DESPITE 110 BALLOTS STILL MISSING...
THE G-A-B RELEASED A STATEMENT ON THEIR WEBSITE TODAY
SAYING THE LAW ALLOWS THE COURTS TO INTERVENE TO RESOLVE
AND THAT BOARDS OF CANVASS ARE SIMPLY SUPPOSED TO
MAKE SURE BALLOTS WERE COUNTED PROPERLY.
BUT EVEN IF A COURT WOULD RE-INSTATE THOSE VOTES...
BY THE NEW RECOUNT TOTALS.
BOMHACK WOULD STILL WIN BY FIVE.