Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin Friday, after raising millions of dollars for the effort. Stein is also seeking to get a recount in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
President-elect Donald Trump won all three sates. Wisconsin Elections Commission director Mike Haas said in a statement, “The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates.”
“We plan to hold a teleconference meeting for county clerks next week and anticipate the recount will begin late in the week after the Stein campaign has paid the recount fee, which we are still calculating,” Haas added. Stein has raised over $5 million so far, which her campaign says is enough to fund recount efforts in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Stein is now attempting to raise $7 million to also cover the proposed recount in Michigan.
Trump won in Wisconsin by a margin of nearly 30,000 votes. The prospect of a recount in these three states was raised after computer scientists and election lawyers contacted Hillary Clinton’s team saying they believe the election results were hacked. (RELATED: Jill Stein Seeking Recounts In Rust Belt States Won By Trump)
Trump won by a little over 10,000 votes in Michigan and less than 70,000 votes in Pennsylvania. The results in all three states would have to change for Trump to lose the race. Trump’s transition team did not return a request for comment.
The deadline to file for a recount in Pennsylvania is Monday and for Michigan is Wednesday.