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Wisconsin National Guard to assist in tallying misprinted absentee ballots

As many as 13,500 such ballots will have to be transcribed in the state's Outagamie and Calumet counties. 

Updated: November 4, 2020 - 12:01pm

The National Guard is assisting in the tallying of thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin. 

Polling officials in the state’s Outagamie County have asked for at least 22 of the roughly 400 National Guardsmen activated in Wisconsin to assist with transcribing thousands of misprinted absentee ballots into clean ballots, according to a local Fox News station. 

As many as 13,500 such ballots will have to be transcribed in Outagamie and Calumet counties. 

The effort follows the state Supreme Court declining to issue a ruling on such ballots.

Poll workers will need to work around the clock to meet the deadline for counting non-provisional ballots, which is 4 p.m. the day after the election, according to Fox News. 

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