'That's make believe': Wisconsin's AG responds to claims of 'irregularities' by Trump's campaign

Posted at 1:16 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 15:30:53-05

Shortly after former Vice President Joe Biden was projected the winner in Wisconsin, President Trump's campaign questioned the results without providing any evidence.

"There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results," said campaign manager Bill Stepien.

Wisconsin's Attorney General Josh Kaul tells TMJ4's Charles Benson, "That's make believe. We had a smooth and reliable election process here in Wisconsin."

Wisconsin is still waiting for official vote total results. Biden's lead is fewer than 21,000 votes. President Trump's 2016 win in Wisconsin was by fewer than 23,000 votes.

"It's the same basic process we've had for election after election, including the election that resulted in President Trump being elected," said Kaul, a Democrat.

Still, the president's team wants a recount.

"The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so," said Stepien.

In 2016, third party candidate Jill Stein paid nearly $3.5 million, as required by law, for a recount.

"It's important to note when those recounts have been counted, the totals have only changed by a few hundred votes," said Kaul. "We've never seen anything like a change at all in the order of 20,000 votes."

Wisconsin had a record number of voters in 2020 with close to 3.3 million ballots cast, aided by a record 1.95 million early absentee ballots.

"I'm very confident the results that we have received reflect the will of Wisconsin voters," said Kaul.

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