Local Politics

Recount in Dane, Milwaukee counties proceeds against backdrop of baseless claims

Clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties were busy Thursday preparing for a recount of almost 800,000 ballots after the WEC officially passed the order after the Trump campaign submitted their petition on Wednesday. The thirteen-day clock on the presidential election started ticking Thursday morning, after a contentious, hours-long meeting of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

WEC: Recount could cost nearly $8M

Wisconsin elections officials said Monday that a statewide recount of votes cast in the Nov. 3 election will cost an estimated $7.9 million.