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Trump campaign seeks partial recount in Wisconsin.

Trump and his team have filed a petition asking for a recount in 2 counties of Wisconsin against voter fraud.

Trump and his team have filed a petition asking for a recount in 2 counties of Wisconsin against voter fraud. Soon after the election results trickled in on Nov 3, the Trump campaign filed many lawsuits in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. The lawsuit alleged that fraudulent activities and electoral malpractices took place during the election. Many of them were dismissed by the courts, saying that the lawsuit's allegations were baseless as it lacked evidence.

Trump's campaign has been pushing to fight the election results after Biden won the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona. They have been pursuing all legal actions asking the officials to invalidate ballots alleging massive fraud. President Trump, on Nov 18, filed for a partial recount of ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties of Wisconsin and transferred $3 million to cover the costs of recounting votes.

Under the revised law, recounts occur only if the winning margin was one percentage point or less. Therefore, Trump has the right to request a recount as Biden's winning margin was less than 1% but greater than 0.25%.

According to Trump's campaign, these counties had been selected as they showed the worst irregularities. They claimed that the county had illegally altered absentee ballots, illegally issued absentee ballots, and government officials allowed voters to circumvent Wisconsin’s photo ID requirement by claiming they were indefinitely confined.

The Commission Chair issued the Recount Order on November 19. The deadline to complete the recount is December 1, under state law, for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to certify the results.

Democrat Joe Biden received 577,455 votes in these two counties compared with 213,157 for Trump. Biden won statewide by 20,608 votes, based on results submitted by the counties.

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