The Trump campaign says they will request a recount in the battleground of Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin has been a razor thin race,” a statement from campaign manager Bill Stepien read. “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results.”
“The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
In Wisconsin, candidates are allowed to request recounts if the winning margin is one percent or less.
We heard earlier today from Wisconsin election officials, who said counting was going well.
Local officials have until the end of today to finish their vote counts before the counties start canvassing (reviewing) the votes. County officials must wrap that up by 17 November and then send their results to the state-level commission, which will certify the results in December, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A recount would drag things out a bit, but it’s not unprecedented. Under Wisconsin law, the recount would need to be completed within 13 days of the request.
Meanwhile Nevada’s secretary of state has just announced that no more vote tallies will be released until Thursday morning. He said the decision was made to ease pressure on counties to ensure they have time to tabulate their votes accurately.
In northern Nevada, Washoe County is running a livestream of vote counting, so citizens can see how the sausage is made for themselves.
Biden is currently leading in the state by less than 8,000 votes and with about 85% of the vote counted.
In a phone call with reporters earlier today, top Trump aide Jason Miller said that Nevada is a state “rife with corruption”, though offering no evidence.
The White House has expressed frustration over the Democratic-led state’s decision to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters.