Wisconsin begins its historic presidential recount Thursday. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who requested the recount, didn't do so until late last week. So election officials have been scrambling to prepare for the big task. Federal guidelines require a final vote count by Dec. 13, less than two weeks from now.
Hundreds of municipalities and counties were still putting final touches on their plans on Wednesday. The Wisconsin Elections Commission held a lengthy teleconference to provide answers.