MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A local party official says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will request a recount in Wisconsin.
George Martin, a member of the Wisconsin Green Party’s coordinating council, says Stein’s campaign will file the request by the state’s 5 p.m. Friday deadline.READ MORE: St. Paul Parents Fighting Back Against Plan To Close 5 District Schools
President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by razor-thin margins and has a small lead in Michigan. All three states had been reliably Democratic in recent presidential elections.READ MORE: With Natural Gas Prices Rising, What Are Efficient Ways To Keep Out The Cold?
Under Wisconsin law, Stein’s campaign must show a basis for the recount in that state and cover costs. Stein has said she’s concerned voting systems in the three states may have been hacked. Her campaign estimates a Wisconsin recount will cost $1.1 million.
As of Friday morning, Stein’s campaign had raised $4.8 million to seek recounts in all three states.MORE NEWS: Teen, 15, Shot Near Minneapolis Park While Sibling Played In Youth Football Game
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