With a 5 pm deadline looming today in Wisconsin for the Trump campaign to request (as previously indicated) a recount of the votes cast in the presidential election, which has been estimated to cost $7.9 million, the state has received reportedly received a $3 million payment from Team Trump for a partial recount.
The recount the campaign is requesting is focused on heavily Democratic Dane County and Milwaukee County since Team Trump regards Democratic votes as inherently suspicious.
President-elect Joe Biden got 577,455 votes in those counties and won Wisconsin as a whole by 20,608 votes.
A recount would start this week and needs to be completed by Dec. 1. It’s extremely unlikely — virtually impossible, even — that even a statewide recount would net Trump more than 20,000 votes. A 2016 recount of the state got him an additional 131 votes.
He's not contesting Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Georgia. He's contesting Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Atlanta. What is his issue with these voters? I can't Qwhite put my finger on it.
— Vincent T (@vincentrt11) November 18, 2020