‘Unacceptable’: Wisconsin officials accuse Trump observers of obstructing recount


Officials overseeing the election in Wisconsin's largest county on Saturday accused ballot tabulation observers for President Trump of trying to obstruct the recount.

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said that in some cases observers were objecting to nearly every ballot pulled to count, The Associated Press reported.

Christenson said the complaints were putting the recount behind schedule, and many observers were breaking rules by interrupting vote counters with questions or objections. He called the behavior "unacceptable."

“It’s not our job to train their observers on what they’re observing,” he said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “They clearly don’t know what they’re doing and so they keep asking questions. And we’ve said to the Trump campaign, you need to tell your people what you’re looking for here because they’re objecting to every ballot.”

A lawyer speaking on behalf of the Trump campaign denied any allegations his side acted in bad faith.

“I want to get to the point of dialing everything down … and not yelling at each other,” the lawyer, Joe Voiland, said, according to the AP.

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