The Trump Campaign will seek a partial recount in Wisconsin, selecting two heavily Democratic countries to file a petition to recount votes, citing these locations had “the worst irregularities.”
The two counties the Trump campaign selected were Milwaukee and Dane, stating reasons of “illegally altered absentee ballots, illegally issued absentee ballots, and illegal advice given by government officials allowing Wisconsin’s Voter ID laws to be circumvented.”
“The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their election processes worked in a legal and transparent way. Regrettably, the integrity of the election results cannot be trusted without a recount in these two counties and uniform enforcement of Wisconsin absentee ballot requirements. We will not know the true results of the election until only the legal ballots cast are counted,” Trump campaign counsel Jim Troupis said in a statement. “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.”
Wisconsin election officials confirmed that they received a partial payment of $3 million wired from the Trump campaign Tuesday night. A statewide price tag was projected to cost $7.9 million.
“The Wisconsin Elections Commission has received a wire transfer from the Trump campaign for $3 million,” WEC confirmed Wednesday morning as they were waiting for the petition to be filed to began informing the countries of a recount preparation.
On Wednesday afternoon, a petition filed personally from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, alleging “mistakes and fraud” committed throughout the state, but in particular in Madison, Milwaukee, and throughout Dane County that showed overwhelming numbers for Biden.
In Milwaukee County, Biden leads Trump 317,270 votes to 134,357, according to the final canvass. The county canvass added 19 votes for Biden and 2 for Trump compared to the unofficial Nov. 3rd results.
On the second county mentioned petitioned for a recount — Dane County, Biden leads Trump 260,185 to 78,800. The county canvass added 28 votes for Biden and 11 votes for Trump.
Together, the two counties represent more than 35% of Biden’s statewide vote total.
Biden won 49.5% of the ballots after the state verified its canvassed results on Tuesday while Trump received 48.8%. The official canvass of votes showed a 20,608 vote difference between Trump and Biden.