President Trump faces approaching deadline for recount in Wisconsin

Election 2020 Wisconsin
Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 14:32:18-05

WISCONSIN — The final Wisconsin county has submitted its canvassed vote totals to the state elections commission, starting the clock for President Donald Trump to file for a recount as he has promised supporters he would.

The canvassed totals show Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump by about 20,600 votes, which is about six-tenths of a point margin — close enough for Trump to file for a recount.

Trump has until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to submit the $7.9 million estimated cost for a statewide recount and other required paperwork.

Trump could also file for a recount only in select counties, which would reduce the cost.

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