Trump campaign filing for partial Wisconsin recount, deposits $3 million to challenge Biden victory

US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Waukesha County Airport in Waukesha, Wisconsin on October 24, 2020.
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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Wednesday said it will file for a partial recount in Wisconsin to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

The announcement came after Wisconsin election officials confirmed that the Trump campaign wired $3 million there ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline to file for a recount.

The Trump campaign has not yet filed such a petition, Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney said in a statement earlier Wednesday.

The recount would have to be completed before the chair of the state’s elections commission certifies the results on Dec. 1.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Tuesday received vote results from all 72 of the state’s counties, giving the Trump campaign until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file for a recount.

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