Hearing set for this afternoon in Wisconsin on hand counting ballots

A Dane County judge has scheduled a late-afternoon hearing on whether to force local election officials to conduct a looming presidential recount by hand.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente have asked for a recount. Stein asked that the counting be done by hand in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to verify electronic voting machines weren’t hacked. The Wisconsin Elections Commission refused to grant that request, prompting Stein to file a lawsuit late Monday.

Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn has scheduled a hearing in the lawsuit for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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In the article, Stein calls the $3.5 million estimated cost for the recount “exorbitant”.

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