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WATCH LIVE: Judge Holds Hearing on Wisconsin Recount Lawsuit


A Dane County judge is holding a hearing after a lawsuit was filed on Monday by Green Party Candidate Jill Stein. She took legal action after the Wisconsin Elections Commission declined to require that county leaders undergo the recount of votes by hand. Instead, the Elections Commission said that the recount would move forward but each county would decide themselves whether to proceed by hand or through an electronic method. Stein has asked the judge for declaratory relief to force the recount by hand. On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit. So far, Donald Trump has not joined.

“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system,” Stein said in a statement.


Attorneys for Clinton also filed a memo supporting a hand recount because they said that the method will ensure the most accurate results, according to local reports.

Donald Trump won Wisconsin, beating Hillary Clinton by about 22,000 votes.  The recount is expected to begin Thursday and each county will decide on their own to conduct the recount electronically or by hand unless Stein wins the lawsuit.  Stein also met the deadline of paying the $3.5 million cost for the recount.

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