Bickering between Democrat and Republican election officials in Wisconsin has marred discussions on how to conduct a recount that the campaign of President Donald Trump paid $3 million for.
Trump sought the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, citing—without evidence—that there had been irregularities after he lost the state by about 20,600 votes to President-elect Joe Biden.
The six-strong Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), which is split evenly along party lines, clashed during a meeting in Madison over changes to its manual, which gives guidance to officials over how the recount is conducted and how it should be aligned with state law.
They also disagreed over issues such as what to do with absentee ballots that were illegally issued and even where observers should stand. In the end, the group decided not to reference the manual but updated some parts of it to take the coronavirus pandemic into account, The Associated