Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Trump campaign seeks recount of ballots in Wisconsin in liberal Milwaukee and Dane counties

From JSOnline:
Molly BeckPatrick Marley
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - President Donald Trump is seeking a recount of ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties, hoping to overturn the state election results in his favor despite voters there choosing President-elect Joe Biden by wide margins.

Trump's campaign paid the state $3 million and filed a petition for the partial recount on Wednesday, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

Former Dane County Circuit Judge Jim Troupis is representing the campaign in its recount effort.

“We will not stop fighting for transparency and integrity in our electoral process to ensure that all Americans can trust the results of a free and fair election in Wisconsin and across the country,” said a statement from Troupis, who has long been active in Republican politics.

Trump would have had to pay nearly $8 million to conduct a full statewide recount of Wisconsin, a state he narrowly lost two weeks ago by nearly 21,000 votes. But state laws allow a more targeted approach to be used.

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