Donald Trump has called for a recount of votes in Wisconsin where Joe Biden is leading by 20,000 votes.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has received $3 million from the Trump Campaign to initiate the recounting process in Dane and Milwaukee. More than 800,000 ballots will be recounted.
The former Circuit Judge from Dane County, who is part of the Trump Campaign, has spoken about the matter, stating that he will be supporting Trump in his fight to make our election process transparent and fair in the state as well as all over the country.
According to Politico, he states that the real authentic results of the election can only be determined if all legal votes are counted.
The Trump campaign believes that the election process in these two counties was not regular. The cost of starting a full recount in Milwaukee is $2 million whereas, in Badger State, it is $8 million and in Dane County, it amounts to $740,000.
According to the New York Times, Biden is leading in Milwaukee County by 179,913 votes. In Dane County, Biden won by 22.9% of the vote by gaining 181,385 more votes than Trump.
The clerk of Dane County believes that the election was very fair and predicts that even in the recount, Biden will receive more votes as there were no issues with the election process.
Board Chair has also spoken on the matter, criticizing Trump’s accusations that the elections clerks had sent out absentee ballots to voters who had not asked for them. She believes it is just another one of his conspiracy theories.
The Trump campaign is continuing its unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud all over the country and requesting a recount for investigation. Many experts have stated that recounts will not change the outcome of the elections as according to historical data, they only change the results by a few hundred votes.
In 2016, the recount in Wisconsin only resulted in a gain of 131 votes by Trump.
However, Biden is concerned about the recount requests because he believes they are delaying the transition and right now, the government’s focus should be the pandemic crisis.