MADISON, Wisconsin (PNN) - November 18, 2020 - The Trump campaign has filed a petition to recount two counties in Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Dane - alleging that absentee ballots were altered and improperly issued, and that voter ID laws were circumvented.
The petition to file for a recount in the state of Wisconsin on Wednesday, a move which will cost the campaign up to $8 million in a state that Trump supposedly lost by just over 20,000 votes as of Wednesday.
Recounts would need to start no later than Sunday and be finished by December 1.
In addition to recounts, an audit is required by Wisconsin state law, whether requested by a candidate or not. The audit will either take place as part of the recount or before the December 1 certification if there is no recount, said Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney. The audit of ballots from 190 randomly selected reporting units is done by hand to verify the machine count.