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Trump campaign officially requests recounts in two Wisconsin counties

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 11:19:50-05

MADISON (NBC 26) -- The Trump campaign has officially requested a recount in two Wisconsin counties, just one day after all 72 counties had reported they finished their canvassing.

President Trump and his campaign had a deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday to demand a recount in the state.

The Wisconsin Election Commission said the request could be delivered to the commission in person, or filed electronically, as long as it was received by 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, President Trump ordered a recount in the following counties:

  • Milwaukee County
  • Dane County

The WEC said the campaign wired $3 million Tuesday evening.

The fees for a recount vary based on where the president would like a recount. The whole state is much more expensive than a county by county recount.

The news of the recount comes after both NBC and the Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the winner in Wisconsin. Biden appeared to have around 20K more votes than the president.