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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:21 PM

Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount

Source: AP

By MICHAEL TARM

MILWAUKEE (AP) ó Election officials in Wisconsinís largest county accused observers for President Donald Trump on Saturday of seeking to obstruct a recount of the presidential results, in some instances by objecting to every ballot tabulators pulled to count.

Trump requested the recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties, both heavily liberal, in hopes of undoing Democrat Joe Bidenís victory by about 20,600 votes. With no precedent for a recount reversing such a large margin, Trumpís strategy is widely seen as aimed at an eventual court challenge, part of a push in key states to undo his election loss.

A steady stream of Republican complaints in Milwaukee was putting the recount far behind schedule, county clerk George Christenson said. He said many Trump observers were breaking rules by constantly interrupting vote counters with questions and comments.

ďThatís unacceptable,Ē he said. He said some of the Trump observers ďclearly donít know what they are doing.Ē



Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. The recount of the presidential election in Wisconsinís two most heavily Democratic counties began Friday with President Donald Trumpís campaign seeking to discard tens of thousands of absentee ballots that it alleged should not have been counted. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-wisconsin-elections-dcb7da95578fc7289122c6d372575a9b

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Reply Wisconsin officials: Trump observers obstructing recount (Original post)
Omaha Steve Saturday OP
beachbumbob Saturday #1
Merlot Saturday #14
beachbumbob Sunday #31
msongs Saturday #2
SheltieLover Saturday #5
ZZenith Saturday #3
SheltieLover Saturday #4
bamagal62 Saturday #11
marble falls Saturday #23
FarPoint Saturday #24
SergeStorms Sunday #33
Raven123 Saturday #6
bullimiami Saturday #7
TeamPooka Saturday #10
Cetacea Saturday #17
bluestarone Saturday #8
Blue Owl Saturday #9
onenote Saturday #12
bluestarone Saturday #15
Marthe48 Saturday #13
William769 Saturday #16
Septua Saturday #19
Turbineguy Saturday #18
TheRealNorth Saturday #20
Initech Saturday #21
IsItJustMe Saturday #22
Dickster Saturday #25
LiberalFighter Saturday #26
Talitha Saturday #27
IsItJustMe Sunday #32
louis-t Saturday #28
sandensea Saturday #29
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:23 PM

1. Is it rocket science to figure out what to do?

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:00 PM

14. They know exactly what they're doing. Delay, delay, and delay.

one of the observers doesn't know how to wear a mask.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 07:26 AM

31. they can toss out the disruptors and if theu act up, charge them with disorderly conduct

delay tactics aint going to delay anything

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:24 PM

2. interfering in an election is a felony. arrest them if they won't stop nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:28 PM

5. +1

Yup!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:25 PM

3. Spot the Republican observer.

Iíd bet my house itís the idiot wearing his mask wrong.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:27 PM

4. No doubt!

Moran.

Lock them up!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:26 PM

11. I thought the same thing!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:41 PM

23. Cut him some slack. It's the first time he ever wore one.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:46 PM

24. You are probably spot on there...

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:50 PM

33. It all goes right back to education.

Most Trump cultists don't realize that the nose and mouth are connected. They believe there's two separate tubes in the human body; one in the nose for breathing, and one in the mouth for eating/swallowing bullshit. COVID-19 germs can only be transmitted from the bullshit ingestion tube, hence their proclivity for covering only their mouths. "Some people have said" that you can't get COVID from someone's nose.

This is meant as sarcasm, but I wonder how many cult members actually believe this?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:29 PM

6. Time for Biden campaign legal reps to step in and defend the process

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:42 PM

7. motherfucker. get your mask over your damned nose or get the fuck out.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:06 PM

10. this

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:27 PM

17. Spreadneck.

And if you politely ask one to cover his/her nose they'll tell you that is IS covered...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:45 PM

8. Force this asshole to wear the mask RIGHT or

LEAVE!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:46 PM

9. Just like the NFL's rule limiting the # of challenges a team/coach can make...

There needs to be a rule for these idiots to weed out the morons -- if they have, say, more than 12 challenges thrown out, then clearly they have no idea what they're doing or what constitutes and "illegal" ballot, and should be dismissed from their role as an observer. This is fucking ridiculous.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:34 PM

12. Spoke to a friend who is serving as a Democratic observer before I read this

She confirmed that the Trump observers are trying to gum up the works with frivolous objections.

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Response to onenote (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:06 PM

15. Can you explain what could be done to stop this crap

Because i have no idea of how this should be handled.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:57 PM

13. I have never seen such a poor loser in my life

And check out the idiot in the yellow jacket, useless masking. Gdi.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:16 PM

16. "Trump observers "clearly don't know what they are doing.""

Trust me, they know what they are doing.

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Response to William769 (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:35 PM

19. Ditto

Yep, they ain't there to literally observe what's going. Just making Boss Don happy...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:34 PM

18. OK pal,

how much time are you willing to spend in prison for trump?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:02 PM

20. Can't civil rights charges be levied?

These fuckers are trying abrogate the civil liberties of citizens in Milwaukee and Dane County. All that needs to be done is let some of the people that they objected to be notified.... put them in front of a judge and have them try to explain why those voters don't have a right to a vote.

This won't stop until people are locked up.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:06 PM

21. Trump supporters don't know what they are doing?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:31 PM

22. Someone should be filming these people doing this and then take it front of a judge to demand that

it stops. The legal system does have a way to deal with obstructionists. They need to figure this out quickly.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:51 PM

25. Repubs tried something similar during the Franken recount in 2008

I was a trained election observer during the Franken-Coleman recount in 2008 in a rural Minnesota county.The republican observers claimed that every ballot that had a write in was a marked ballot. There were a bunch of open school board races throughout the county, so there were over 400 ballots with write ins. There were three election officials and one Democratic and one Republican observer that all had to agree for each ballot to be counted. The republicans refused to agree on any ballot with a write-iin, so we sent over 400 ballots to the state that we couldnít agree on. A judge threw it back to the county level and said count them. After over 8000 ballots we looked, there was only one that we couldnít determine the intent of the voter.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:25 PM

26. I would make sure to send a bill for the delay to Trump.

The prepayment was based on cost if it was ran smoothly.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:32 PM

27. Does anyone know what happens if the recount isn't done in time?

There has to be a way to stop this crap!

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Response to Talitha (Reply #27)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:45 AM

32. From my understanding, the count has already been certified. To me, that says it's already a done

deal. No matter what type of criminal activity they are involved in.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:48 PM

28. Note asshole with nose sticking out of mask.

Yeah, I'm talking to you. Asshole.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:14 PM

29. Straight from the 2000 Recount playbook

You'll recall that Rethug "observers" were doing the very thing during the FL recount in Dem-leaning counties - which made it impossible to meet the original court-mandated deadlines.

The rest, of course, is history.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:12 AM

30. K&R

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