The Wisconsin GOP on Tuesday filed an emergency petition in the state’s Supreme Court to stop final verification of the election results as two counties move forward with a recount.
Republicans unrelated to President Trump’s legal group claimed “private money from Mark Zuckerberg” was used to “illegally circumvent the laws of voting in absentia, including primarily a missing voting law, the only exception to the Wisconsin Photo ID Act. tens of thousands of illegal ballots were missing.
The GOP lawsuit alleges that illegal votes exceed the number by which President-elect Joe Biden won the state, 20,608.
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The Trump campaign paid $ 3 million to count the votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the state’s most populous county, where there are mostly liberal voters. The campaign hoped to discover and reject the missing ballot papers allegedly filled by election officials, but so far the recount has brought Trump a net 59 vote gain.
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Trump wore Wisconsin in 2016 and helped him win over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that year. This time, Biden was declared the winner in the state with 49.39% of the vote, compared to President Trump’s 49.09%, according to the Fox News Decision Desk.
The recount began slowly last week, but as of Tuesday, work was “very close to getting back on schedule,” and it could be completed on Wednesday, said Brian Rothgery, a spokesman for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
The recount must be completed by December 1, a deadline in Wisconsin to validate your results.
The Trump campaign is widely expected to sue tens of thousands of absentees once the recount is complete.
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And while the Wisconsin recount continues, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada have confirmed their results in favor of Biden this week.