Trump Campaign to Request Recount in Wisconsin

By Michael W. Chapman | November 4, 2020 | 1:49pm EST
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- Although the presidential race for Wisconsin, which holds 10 electoral votes, has not been called for either President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden as votes are still being counted, the Trump campaign says there are enough reports of "irregularities" to warrant a recount, and it will request one "immediately."

In a statement released today, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said, “Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be."

"There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results," he added. "The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.” 

(Associated Press, screenshot, 2:04 p.m. EST)
(Associated Press, screenshot, 2:04 p.m. EST)

As this story was posted, the Associated Press had not called Wisconsin for Trump or Biden, with 95% of the precincts reporting.

According to the AP, Biden is leading Trump in Wisconsin by by a little more than 20,000 votes: Biden with 1,630,396 and Trump with 1,609,879 votes.

Biden retains 49.6% and Trump 48.9% of the vote. 

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