WI Presidential ballot recount approved. Judge rejects request for hand counting

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MADISON (WFRV) After a flurry of activity in Madison today,there will be a presidential recount in Wisconsin. And it’s expected to start on Thursday in all 72 counties.

The campaign of Green Party Candidate Jill Stein delivered $3.5 million to the state elections commission to pay for the recount just before the 4:30 deadline.

And today the estimated cost of the recount went up to $3.9-million, but the Stein Campaign’s payment guaranteed the recount would happen. Donald Trump led Hillary Clinton by about 22-thousand votes on election night.

But, how\ the ballots will be counted was the focus of a special hearing in a Madison courtroom that ended just over an hour ago. The Stein Campaign wanted them hand counted, the state wanted to allow a machine recount. The judge agreed with the state.

Local Five’s Terry Kovarik has the story.

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