Wisconsin clerks are repeating their warnings that the results of the November presidential election won’t be available as early as they normally are.
Record numbers of absentee ballots will slow the process. Some of those clerks have a group of almost two dozen Democratic lawmakers supporting their call to start counting mailed-in ballots early. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell points out that other states do it. The Democrats have asked Republican leaders in the Assembly and Senate to call members back so a bill can be passed allowing clerks to start the count before November 3rd. Failing that, it’s going to be a late night in those offices while the votes are counted.