MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Five counties in Wisconsin have completed their canvassing of last week’s election results, but all 72 must be in before President Donald Trump could call for a recount.
Counties have until Nov. 17 to finish their canvassing of the vote. Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney says it’s likely that the last ones will not be in until that day.
Once the last county is in, Trump has until 5 p.m. the following business day to request the recount. His campaign has said it intends to pursue a recount.
The president tweeted Monday that the recount effort "looks good" and that it "will happen soon."
Wisconsin is looking very good. Needs a little time statutorily. Will happen soon! @Reince @SeanDuffyWI— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2020