Judge to hear arguments in hand recount Tuesday afternoon
Clinton moves to join Wisconsin recount lawsuit
MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn will hold a hearing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to decide whether a hand recount will need to be done of the nearly 3 million votes cast in the presidential election in Wisconsin.
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has asked a judge to order a hand recount of the nearly 3 million votes cast in the presidential election in Wisconsin.
Stein made the motion Monday in Dane County Circuit Court. She says a hand recount is the only way to determine whether votes as reported are accurate.
Hillary Clinton’s attorneys filed a motion Tuesday seeking to join the lawsuit, arguing the recount could affect her. They also filed a memo supporting the push for a hand recount, saying that method is the most transparent for the public and will ensure the most accurate results.
Donald Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The recount will start Thursday if Stein or De La Fuente or both meet a Tuesday deadline to pay the $3.5 million cost.
Stein is seeking the court order after the Wisconsin Elections Commission voted earlier Monday to reject her call for a hand recount. Instead, the commission voted to allow each of the state’s 72 counties to determine how to conduct the recount.