HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » New Post on Palmer Report... » Reply #10

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 08:06 PM

10. New Post on Palmer Report...Wisconsin (update)

New post on Palmer Report

Hundreds of uncounted votes in Milwaukee already uncovered by Wisconsin recount
by Bill Palmer
With the statewide recount in Wisconsin still getting underway, and most counties not yet having posted any revised vote totals on the state's official election website, reports on the ground from designated recount observers have proven to be crucial in tracking the progress and developments. For instance in Milwaukee County, the state's largest county, the recount has already caused hundreds of previously uncounted votes to now be counted.

Ana Ortiz-Monasterio Draa, a Wisconsin recount observer representing third party candidate Jill Stein, posted the following information to the Facebook group which observers have been using for information sharing:

"The county election board did their hearings for disputed ballots at the front of the room. The only large number of votes that was in dispute was 500+ City of Milwaukee votes they were going to toss because the ballots were not signed. I argued the case against the Trump volunteer from NY. The board followed their precedent of not disenfranchising voters because of poll workers errors, accepted the votes."

Her post can be found in the comments section of this Facebook post. In other words, these five hundred votes were ignored during the original vote totals, but will now be included. With Hillary Clinton having received two things of the original vote in Milwaukee County, it's likely that the vast majority of these five hundred new votes are also for Clinton.

This likely explains why the Trump campaign observer, who rather curiously flew in from New York just to act in that role, tried to fight so hard to prevent the five hundred votes from being counted. But as the observer states above, these votes will count. With a statewide margin of only around twenty thousand votes, fairly small changes such as this block of five hundred votes can potentially add up to change the winner of Wisconsin.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 OP
triron Dec 2016 #1
Wellstone ruled Dec 2016 #2
liberalla Dec 2016 #3
zonkers Dec 2016 #4
Ellipsis Dec 2016 #5
Nwgirl503 Dec 2016 #6
Warren DeMontague Dec 2016 #7
triron Dec 2016 #8
.99center Dec 2016 #9
LineNew Reply New Post on Palmer Report...Wisconsin (update)
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #10
Farmgirl1961 Dec 2016 #11
Please login to view edit histories.