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'We will immediately' seek a recount in Wisconsin, Trump campaign says

Posted at 11:54 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:33:41-05

WISCONSIN  — Shortly before the noon hour, President Donald Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien issued a statement saying the campaign planned on requesting a recount in Wisconsin immediately.

Stepien said, "Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor-thin race as we always knew that it would be. There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”

The news comes before the state's projected winner was announced. As of Wednesday morning, though, Joe Biden was leading the race. The race has yet to be officially called.

Recount law in Wisconsin says if the race results are within 1 percent, the candidate can request and has to pay for the recount.

As of 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Trump was within 1.3% percent of Biden in Wisconsin.

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