Jill Stein pays Wisconsin's Elections Commission, officially triggers recount

Posted at 4:37 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 20:54:28-05

MADISON -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has transferred $3.5 million to the state's Elections Commission, officially triggering a recount in Wisconsin.

The commission tweeted the news Tuesday afternoon:

A judge in Dane County will also consider Tuesday whether or not to order a hand recount of ballots in all 72 Wisconsin counties. Stein requested that hand recount Monday. You can watch a live feed of that hearing here:


Now that the payment is official, the recount will begin in earnest this Thursday. You can see a full timeline here.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.