President Trump’s reelection campaign has filed for a recount to begin in two Wisconsin counties, pointing to a broad spectrum of alleged voting irregularities.
As reported by the Washington Examiner, the recount of the presidential vote will focus on Milwaukee County and Dane County. Both counties lean heavily Democratic. Sources say these could begin as early as Thursday.
“President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign will file a petition today for a recount in two Wisconsin counties – Milwaukee and Dane – citing illegally altered absentee ballots, illegally issued absentee ballots, and illegal advice given by government officials allowing Wisconsin’s Voter ID laws to be circumvented,” a campaign statement issued on Wednesday reads. “These two counties were selected because they are the locations of the worst irregularities.”
The campaign has transferred $3 million to the Wisconsin Elections Commission to cover the estimated cost of the recounts, the campaign said.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their election processes worked in a legal and transparent way,” Wisconsin judge Jim Troupis, who is representing the campaign, said in a statement. Sources told the Examiner Troupis would likely be the point person for the recount effort in the state.
“Regrettably, the integrity of the election results cannot be trusted without a recount in these two counties, and uniform enforcement of Wisconsin absentee ballot requirements,” he added. “We will not know the true results of the election until only the legal ballots cast are counted.”