169,000 absentee ballots added & Biden takes the lead in Wisconsin.
95% of the vote counted. pic.twitter.com/m2LCPY9qNI
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 4, 2020
Officials in both Michigan and Wisconsin refuse to explain the sudden influx of ballots released in the early morning hours on Wednesday that were very favorable to Joe Biden.
“I would ask everyone to not repeat misinformation,” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told reporters on Wednesday. “We’ve seen in a number of elections already this year, the use of false graphics to try to indicate that there is some sort of problem happening.”
But Benson didn’t speak directly to a cache of ballots released at about 6am on Wednesday that swung the lead in the vote-counting in the state to Joe Biden.
“We cannot speculate as to why the results lean one way or another,” Michigan Department of State spokesperson Aneta Kiersnowski told The Daily Caller in a statement. “Pairs of election workers, one from each major political party, work together to tabulate ballots to ensure fairness.”
Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) public information officer Reid Magney forwarded a pre-election media advisory to the Caller when asked for more information on Wednesday’s votes, but didn’t directly explain the influx of Biden votes.
A cache of absentee ballots, the tally of which was released at about 4am Wednesday morning, broke 84% for VP Joe Biden, a higher margin than is traditional. Those ballots went a long way toward putting Biden in the lead in Wisconsin overall.
On Wedneday, the WEC tweeted a statement that said the state’s election counting “has gone according to law.”
Wisconsin’s counting and reporting of unofficial results has gone according to law. Our municipal and county clerks have worked tirelessly throughout the night to make sure every valid ballot is counted and reported accurately.
— Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) November 4, 2020