The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board will be asking for an extension in the deadline to complete the recount in the state Supreme Court race.
Board director Kevin Kennedy said Thursday that Dane County has requested a one-day extension to Monday’s deadline. He says Waukesha County has also asked for a deadline and the board is seeking more details about how long it will need.
Workers in Waukesha were set Thursday morning to begin counting the ballots in Brookfield which originally had not been recorded. Less than 20% of the votes have been recounted in the county so far. By comparison, Milwaukee County is at least 80% finished.
Canvassers there are working in a small room with just one set of counters going at a time, and they’re counting all ballots by hand. Although canvassers are working six days a week – all day long – the chairman insists the process is simply too time consuming.