Residents of Dane and Milwaukee County in Wisconsin are increasingly outraged by attempts by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to deduct their votes from the initial vote count in the 2020 election.
“Terrible,” said Barbara Summ, a Dane County voter who submitted a missing ballot. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. – The word is not democratic.
The Trump campaign and the Republican party want to cast the votes of at least 61,000 early voters in at least Dane County, the publication says. On November 24, Trump stood behind him with 20,608 audience votes among his Democratic rival, elected president Joe Biden.
Last Wednesday, the Trump campaign officially called for a recount in the two counties, both of which are historically democratically minded. Trump’s campaign paid $ 3 million under state law to allow election officials to complete the task by Dec. 1.
As of November 24, according to the unofficial counting of votes on the website of the Danish county clerk, Biden was 260,157 and Trump was 78,789, 181,368. On the same day, according to an unofficial vote count on the Milwaukee County official website, Biden was 317,251 and Trump 134,355, with 182,896 votes cast.
To overthrow the state in favor of Trump, the Republican Party would have to invalidate just under 6 percent of all votes in both counties. Trump’s campaign specifically seeks to throw out early and absent votes.
Voting officials in both counties accused Trump’s observers of failing to recount and breaking the rules by interrupting the tellers with questions and objections to almost every vote to be investigated.
“I don’t think they have a right,” Alice Howard, a black county resident, told the paper. “We all have the privilege of voting as we see fit. No one should try to stop us from voting unless they want to go back to the days of slavery. It is our right and we can choose which way to do it and to no one. we have no right to tell us we can’t. “
A four-day recount passed Monday, giving Trump an additional 41 votes in the two counties Wisconsin State Journal. Election officials in both counties said they did not expect Trump to successfully overthrow enough votes to change the state’s election results.
On Tuesday, Republicans filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block verification of presidential election results, essentially handing over power to name presidential voters to the state’s Republican-controlled legislature, the Associated Press said.
Newsweek contacted the offices of the Danish and Milwaukee County Officials for comments.