The Trump campaign wire transferred 3 million dollars to the Wisconsin Election Commission overnight. According to Reid Magney the press contact for the commission, they have not yet received a petition for a recount and have no other information other than that they have been told a petition will be filed later today.

The Trump campaign has just confirmed that they intend to petition for a recount in Milwaukee and Dane Counties. The estimated cost for Milwaukee County was $2 million, and the estimated cost for Dane was $740,000. 

The campaign filed for the recount of Dane and Milwaukee Counties in-person at the commission office this morning. 

“The request is for all of Milwaukee and Dane Counties. No other counties or jurisdictions were requested,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.  “It was filed in-person in our office today at 10:58 a.m. and appears, upon facial review, to meet all of the requirements in pairing with the payment that was received late yesterday.

”Wolfe further stated, “ We understand the eyes of the world will be on these Wisconsin counties over the next few weeks.  We remain committed to providing information about the process and assisting our county clerks by providing facts on the mechanics of a recount and status updates.”  

The recount petition is attached below this story.

The commission chair will issue the recount order tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 19. This will start the 13-day recount clock, and will be the first time the county boards of canvassers can meet. The boards must meet by this Saturday, and will have until Noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to submit the recount results. This day is also the deadline for the state to certify the canvassing of all of the votes in the state. 

Complete information about Wisconsin’s recount laws and procedures is available here:

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