Milwaukee County recount complete; 'the most transparent process'

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Updated: 6:55 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Election Commission completed its recount Friday evening, Nov. 27. 

The results showed that Joe Biden’s vote count increased by 257 votes, for a revised total of 317,527, and Donald Trump’s vote count increased by 125 votes, for revised total of 134,482.

“A lot of people came together to make this recount a success and I would like to thank all them,” said George Christenson, Milwaukee County Clerk and Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Election Commission. “First of all, thank you to our Election Commissioners, Rick Baas, Dawn Martin, and Chairman Tim Posnanski for their diligence, patience, and focus. 

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Published: 12:53 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Milwaukee County election recount is almost over. The last ballots were counted Friday morning, Nov. 27.

Officials waited until Friday to include 65 ballots they thought they found in a voting machine late Wednesday  night. However, they turned out to be training ballots.

The commissioners voted to move forward anyway and the final ward was completed around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Officials say they will now finish paperwork before sending the results to the state election commission.


This story will be updated with the final tally Friday night. Tune into CBS 58 News at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. for live results. 

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