Objections continue, new rule added as Milwaukee County recount continues

NOW: Objections continue, new rule added as Milwaukee County recount continues

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The objections continued from the Trump Campaign as Wisconsin’s recount continued.

And on day three of the process, the city of Milwaukee started its tally.

The Milwaukee county clerk said the number of ballot objections from the campaigns delayed Milwaukee’s start.

He added that the overall recount is moving along smoother than previous days, but expects they’ll now be working past Thanksgiving.

On Sunday, Nov. 22, the Trump Campaign continued its focus on absentee ballots and written applications.

“The identification of the materials, in this case the written applications, cannot be done practically without being allowed to match those up with in-person, absentee votes," Trump Campaign Attorney Stewart Karge said.

Republicans also asked Election Commissioners for permission to copy these materials, and offered to pay. Both requests were denied.

The Campaign had also put in a separate open records request with the city to copy the materials.

“And that underscores the reason why the open records request is the appropriate mechanism to obtain these records and inspect these records," Milwaukee County Election Commission Chair Tim Posnanski said.

A representative for the Biden-Harris campaign said they will continue to trust in the Democratic process.

“We’re looking forward to bringing this to an end and bringing some resolution to it here in the state and around the country," said Darryl Morin.

Milwaukee County Election Commissioners also placed a new limit on election observers.

This happened after complaints that some were taking pictures of ballots.

Both campaigns agreed on the new rule.

“There shall be no use of cell phones or other technology by observers to take photographic or video images of ballot information or envelopes that could be used to identify individual voters," Milwaukee County Clerk George Christensen said.

Christensen said that Shorewood, Franklin and Wauwatosa also started tallying their ballots on Sunday.

He noted that Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Hales Corners, Greendale and Oak Creek had completed their tallies.

Despite the delays, the Christensen still expects the recount to finish by the December 1 deadline.

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