Wisconsin recount would cost Trump campaign $  7.9 百万

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said Monday that if President Donald Trump’s campaign wants a recount of the razor-thin presidential race in the state, it will need to pay $ 7.9 million upfront.

CNN投影 that President-elect Joe Biden will win Wisconsin and its 10 选举人票. According to unofficial results, Biden leads President Donald Trump by 20,470 票数, 要么 0.62%.
That close outcome makes the race eligible for a recount if the losing candidate requests one. But because Biden’s winning margin is larger than 0.25%, state law says that the Trump campaign must prepay the estimated cost of the recount.
Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official, said Monday that the estimated price tag is $ 7.9 百万, which is much higher than the $ 2 百万 statewide recount that was conducted after the 2016 选举.
    These estimates are significantly higher than the actual costs of the 2016 叙事, but they take into account factors not present four years ago, including the need for larger spaces to permit public observation and social distancing, security for those spaces, the higher number of absentee ballots, a compressed timeframe over a holiday, and renting high-speed ballot scanning equipment,” Wolfe said.
    The deadline to file for a recount and submit payment by 5 下午. CT Wednesday, and that day is the only day that the Trump campaign can file its request. The recount must be completed by December 1, which is also the deadline, under state law, for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to certify the results.
      Wolfe added that the Wisconsin Elections Commission still has not received an official request from the Trump campaign for a recount, but they want to be prepared. 特朗普竞选 previously announced that it wants a recount in Wisconsin and has pushed false conspiracy theories about voting irregularities.
      We still have not received any indication that there will or will not be a recount,” Wolfe said.

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