“The Trump campaign says it will request a partial recount in Wisconsin, focused on major cities.”


President Trump’s campaign said it would request a recount of votes in Wisconsin’s two largest and most Democratic counties, the latest effort to reverse the result of an election Mr. Trump lost to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The Trump campaign said it would file a petition with the Wisconsin Elections Commission to recount results in Milwaukee County and Dane County, which includes Madison and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin. The commission on Wednesday morning said in a tweet that it had received a $3 million wire transfer from the campaign but no petition.

State law requires a recount petition to be filed by 6 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday to prompt a recount.

The commission on Monday said it would cost $7.9 million to conduct a statewide recount of the presidential contest, which Mr. Biden won by 20,608 votes out of 3.2 million cast. The estimate for recounting the race in Milwaukee County was $2.04 million, and $740,808 for Dane County.

A statewide recount following the 2016 election added 131 votes to Mr. Trump’s margin of victory over Hillary Clinton.

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