Everyday poll workers, poll watchers, and others supervising the Milwaukee County recount at the Wisconsin Center are given wrist bands when they pass through their health and security screening. And everyday they get a different wrist band…and to any of us who have attended any type of event with wrist bands we understand the concept…and the concept of a different color each day. So I don’t think I need to get into that…but yesterday the wrist band of the day was a wild selection!
Now it is extreeeemely unlikely that anyone thinking about counterfeiting the wrist band of the day would consider this design…am I right? And I’ve seen lots of comments on line…but I’d like to think that the decision was a thing of genius…but it didn’t play that well in all theaters of operation!
Each day of the recount seems to bring some new controversy.
And on Tuesday morning, the controversy briefly turned to poop — or more specifically, poop emoji wristbands given to recount observers who arrived at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.
But all observers — those for Donald Trump, Joe Biden or media members — who arrived Tuesday morning had a paper wristband with smiling poop emojis affixed around their wrists to show they passed the required health screen. Some were not happy about it.
“A recount volunteer says she and others were forced to wear these bracelets to participate in recount,” conservative radio talk show host Vicki McKenna tweeted. “Staff, attorneys and volunteers all wearing them. Do these people NOT take elections seriously?“emphasis mine
Interesting question…no? Do these people NOT take elections seriously? Well we certainly know that a certain incumbent president doesn’t. That’s just my casual observation. But really, given the continued interference in the recount from the Trump campaign observers, this is what they decided to get bent out of shape over? Really???
Anyway, it looks like it’s a nonstarter anyway…as it should be…and some humor and randomness played a role.
Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson dismissed the controversy as silly.
“I always thought it was chocolate ice cream, personally,” Christenson said when asked about the poop emoji wristbands. “Wisconsin Center is our vendor. They handle the logistics. They are probably just pulling what they have in stock, because this is the first opportunity they’ve had to be open in quite some time due to this pandemic. So again, it’s a non-issue. Everybody got one.”
Christenson added, “I think this shows that some people are just desperate for any controversy that they hope will distract from the fact that the recount is going smoothly and will confirm the results reported on election night.”emphasis mine
You guys are dawdling…mind if I play through?