Milwaukee County recount grinds on into 4th day; 'We will be here after Thanksgiving'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County's work on the Trump recount moved along more smoothly Monday, Nov. 22, but county officials say delays at the start have pushed back when the process will be finished.
Ten communities have finished their recount so far, and one is close behind. Another seven are working at the Wisconsin Center Monday.
"We are progressing much more quickly today and its also quiet today, the count is moving, we have machines running and day four is off to a smooth start," said Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson.
Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson says an agreement to separate absentee envelopes with different colored ink on them or marked as indefinitely confined means observers don't need to slow the process down.
"Once the objections have been addressed, and then communicated down to the observers to the Trump campaign, they're doing a good job of now knowing what will already be separated out," said Christenson.
The elections board allowed them to be counted despite objections from the Trump campaign. That move comes after a 2-1 vote by commissioners.
"I would move that both of these be accepted and processed," said Milwaukee County Election commissioner Tim Posnanski.
Speaking for the Biden campaign, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley said they're not worried about potential legal challenges.
"We're going to see these different kinds of challenges during this recount but we are going to be focused on making sure every ballot gets counted," Crowley said.
The Trump campaign did not return CBS 58's request for an interview. Because of the delays due to objections raised by the Trump campaign, Christenson says the recount won't be finished by Wednesday, Nov. 25, like he first thought.
"We will be here after Thanksgiving," Christenson said.
Christenson said he expects the recount to be finished Sunday, Nov. 29. It must be done by Tuesday, Dec. 1.