Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) –The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued an order today to recount more than 800-thousand ballots cast in two counties at president Donald Trump’s request.
The order, required by law after trump paid 3 million dollars for the recount, was agreed to after debate by the commissioners for more than five hours last night.
The recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties, where Joe Biden outpolled Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin, will begin tomorrow and must be completed by December 1.
Biden won statewide by 20,608 votes. Trump’s campaign has cited “irregularities” in the counties, although no evidence of illegal activity has been presented.
Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator said, “You know, I know that the eyes of the world will be on these two Wisconsin counties for the few weeks and we really do remain committed to providing the facts about the process and updates throughout.”
Milwaukee county officials said they plan to finish the recount by Wednesday. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell has not provided an estimated completion date.
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