La Crosse County begins presidential recount

Wisconsin recount began Thursday

Clerks began the presidential recount this morning in La Crosse County.

Wisconsin’s recount began last Thursday, but local clerks were in the middle of the state senate’s 32nd District recount at the time.

County clerks say the 32nd District recount is speeding up the process though. The 36 people recounting the presidential ballot know what to expect now.

“Just about every person here today is a poll worker, so they worked the polls on election day. So they understand the process, they understand the ballots, they know what an over vote is, they know what an under vote is. That’s all important. If you’re bringing people in that don’t know what that is, chances are they’re not going to be counting the ballots properly and we want to make sure that’s done right the first time,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

The La Crosse County Clerk’s Office expects the presidential recount to take about two days.

The recount was requested and paid for by the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.