Presidential recount begins
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Wisconsin’s presidential recount of the results from the Nov. 8 general election began Thursday with all of the state’s 72 counties having until 8 p.m. Dec. 12 to finish counting the ballots.
In Oneida County, the recount taking place at the courthouse will involve the Board of Canvassers using a combination of counting the ballots by hand and optical scanning equipment with the ballots of 10 municipalities being counted by hand, said county clerk Mary Bartelt.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tallied the most votes in the state when the ballots were counted last month with Democrat Hillary Clinton coming in a close second. The recount is being sought and paid for by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.