MADISON, Wisconsin (Associated Press) – President Donald Trump faces a deadline on Wednesday to file a recount request in Wisconsin after Democrat Joe Biden defeated him in the state by more than 20,600 votes based on final totals collected.
Totals provided All 72 counties on the state election commission showed Trump has a roughly six-tenths point margin – close enough for Trump to file a request for a recount. Biden boosted his lead over Trump by 62 votes compared to the unofficial totals published by the provinces before their adoption.
Trump has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file and pay for the recount request. If he wanted a statewide recount, he would have to pay $ 7.9 million explicit. It can also request recount only in certain provinces, which reduces cost. The recount should begin no later than Saturday and complete by the first of December.
Historically, recounts in Wisconsin and throughout the country have resulted in very few changes in voting. Trump’s 2016 presidential recount in Wisconsin garnered an additional 131 votes.
Trump won Wisconsin with fewer than 23,000 votes that year and opposed a recount introduced by Green Party candidate Gilles Stein.
Trump and other Republicans filed allegations of fraud and irregularities in the Wisconsin election, without evidence. The state’s chief of elections and local officials said there were no substantial reports of problems or irregularities.