Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nearly 400 unopened absentee ballots from Milwaukee's south side found during recount

From JSOnline:

Mary Spicuzza
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Nearly 400 unopened absentee ballots from a south side City of Milwaukee ward were found during the recount Tuesday morning, election officials said.

It appears 386 absentee ballot envelopes were not opened — and the ballots were not counted — on Election Day due to "human error" at Milwaukee's central count, said Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission.

The ballots were from Ward 315, on the city's south side. They were received in a timely manner, before or on Election Day.

The Milwaukee County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously, 3-0, that the ballot envelopes should be opened and ballots should be counted.

Ald. Scott Spiker, whose district includes the ward where the ballots were found, asked during a Common Council meeting taking place at the same time as the recount that the city Election Commission come before a committee to explain to aldermen what happened.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Contact Mary Spicuzza at (414) 224-2324 or mary.spicuzza@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MSpicuzzaMJS.

From: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/24/nearly-400-unopened-absentee-ballots-milwaukees-south-side-found-during-recount/6408071002/

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