On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said that Donald Trump has paid $3 million for a partial recount in Wisconsin. Still, he has yet to file a petition indicating which counties it is targeting.
The commission tweeted that Trump’s campaign told them that they would file the petition by the 5 p.m. deadline.
It would cost Trump $7.9 million for a statewide recount. The $3 million he paid would only be enough to cover the $2.8 million cost of a recount in the state’s two most Democratic counties of Milwaukee and Dane. In those counties, Democrat Joe Biden received 577,455 votes. , Based on canvassed results submitted by the counties, He won statewide by 20,608 votes.
Once formally approved by the elections commissions chair, the recount could start as soon as Thursday and no later than Saturday, but it would have to be complete by Dec. 1,
Recounts in Wisconsin and across the country have historically resulted in very few vote changes. A 2016 presidential recount in Wisconsin netted Trump an additional 131 votes.
Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes that year and opposed the recount brought by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Without evidence, Trump and other Republicans have made claims of fraud and irregularities in the Wisconsin election. The state’s top elections chief and local officials have said there were no substantial reports of problems or wrongdoing.