Wisconsin: Trump campaign spends $ 3 million on recount

President Donald Trump’s campaign has paid $ 3 million for a recount in two vastly Democratic-majority Wisconsin counties that were, he said, the scene of the “worst wrongdoing,” though he did not present any proof and election officials said no. there were.

Trump paid the counts in Milwaukee and Dana counties and planned to submit the documentation necessary to conduct the count on Wednesday, the campaign said.

In both counties, Democrat Joe Biden won by 755,455 votes to 213,157. Statewide Biden won by a difference of 20,608 votes, based on the sum of the county results.

“The people of Wisconsin deserve to know if their electoral processes were running in a legal and transparent manner,” said Trump campaign attorney Jim Troupis.

“Unfortunately, the integrity of the election results cannot be trusted without a recount in these two counties and the application of Wisconsin requirements for mailed ballots. The true results of the election will not be known until the legal ballots are counted. “

Once formally approved by the president of the electoral commission, the count must begin between Thursday and Saturday, and must be completed by December 1.

Recounts in Wisconsin and across the country have historically resulted in minuscule changes. In 2016, a recount in Wisconsin gave Trump an additional 131 votes.

Trump won the state by fewer than 23,000 votes that year and opposed the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Trump and other Republicans have reported fraud and wrongdoing in the Wisconsin election, without presenting evidence. The head of the state election commission and local officials have said there were no major reports of problems or crimes.