Kenosha County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs said Friday that the hand count of presidential votes is proving that the county’s election machines are accurate. By noon Friday the results in seven of the 14 municipalities — about 10,000 ballots — had been counted. There are 77,576 ballots total in Kenosha County to be counted by the deadline of December 12th. A Dane County judge said Tuesday that local election workers did not have to recount the presidential votes by hand, as had been requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who initiated the recount. According to Schuch-Krebs, she decided on the hand count before the decision came forward. She said the decision was meant to show the integrity of the election equipment and to assure the voters that the machines are accurate.