President Trump’s Campaign Files For Partial Recount In Wisconsin

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump’s election campaign filed for a partial recount in Wisconsin on Wednesday, highlighting two of the state’s counties.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner with a 20,565 vote lead in the state shortly after Election Day, according to Fox News. The lead amounts to just under one percentage point. The filing targets Milwaukee and Dane counties, two of the state’s most populous counties, according to a Trump campaign statement provided to the Daily Caller. The campaign argues the counties were skewed with “illegally altered absentee ballots, illegally issued absentee ballots, and illegal advice given by government officials allowing Wisconsin’s Voter ID laws to be circumvented.”

“We will not know the true results of the election until only the legal ballots cast are counted,” Trump campaign counsel Jim Troupis said in a statement. “We will not stop fighting for transparency and integrity in our electoral process to ensure that all Americans can trust the results of a free and fair election in Wisconsin and across the country.”

Trump and his campaign have challenged the results in numerous states, so far to no success. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany teased Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity that there would be a big announcement Wednesday regarding Wisconsin. (RELATED: Here’s How Mail-In Ballots Are Counted And Verified To Prevent Fraud)

The move comes after weeks of unsuccessful legal challenges to the results of the election in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and elsewhere. Georgia is the only state to have begun a recount, a process Trump is already denigrating as “a joke.”

Trump won both Wisconsin and Georgia in 2016.