Trump Campaign Officially Asks for Recount in Wisconsin

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President Trump’s reelection campaign has officially requested a recount of vote tallies in the state of Wisconsin.

“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.

Among the concerns are the tally of a cache of absentee ballots from Milwaukee County that were released by state officials at about 4am this morning.

That trove, consisting of 169,541 ballots broke by a whopping 84% for Joe Biden, about 15-20 percentage points higher than is traditional for a Democrat to capture in the traditionally left-leaning County.

Those ballots caused Biden’s margin in the county to expand from a 66%-32% to 79%-20%, and went a long way toward putting Biden in the lead in Wisconsin overall.

Mr. Trump had been leading in the state last night.

Wisconsin law allows for either campaign in a race to formally request a recount if the margin of the results is less than 1%.

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