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Trump campaign to seek partial recount in Wisconsin

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The Trump campaign said Wednesday that it will seek a limited recount of some Wisconsin counties. The campaign needs to officially request the recount, any pay an upfront fee, by 5 p.m. CT Wednesday.

(CNN)The Trump campaign said Wednesday that it will seek a limited recount of some Wisconsin counties.

Wisconsin election officials confirmed on Wednesday that they received a partial payment of $3 million from the Trump campaign.

"The Wisconsin Elections Commission has received a wire transfer from the Trump campaign for $3 million.

No petition has been received yet, but the Trump campaign has told WEC staff one will be filed today," the election commission said.

According to unofficial results, Biden leads President Donald Trump by 20,470 votes, or 0. 62%.

The Trump campaign is limiting its Wisconsin recount requests to Milwaukee County and Dane County, according to a press release from the campaign.

The money paid by the Trump campaign would be enough to pay for recounts in these counties, which are Democratic strongholds.

Biden beat Trump by 317,251 votes to 134,355 in that county, according to unofficial results from the Wisconsin Election Commission.

Biden won that county with 260,157 votes to 78,789 votes, according to unofficial results from the Wisconsin Election Commission.

Counties that undergo a recount will have 13 days to recount all their votes, starting on Thursday, according to procedures announced by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

(In 2016, a recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein ended up increasing Trump's margin by just 131 votes. )

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican and Trump ally, has previously said that Trump faces slim odds of prevailing in a recount, calling Biden's margin a "high hurdle" to overcome

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