New reports are saying that President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has dropped $3 million for a recount in two heavily Democratic counties in Wisconsin, saying on Wednesday that they were the places with the “worst regularities.”
The campaign released a statement saying the president paid for recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties overnight on Tuesday and filed the required paperwork to start the recount on Wednesday.
In the two counties Trump chose for the recount, Democrat Joe Biden received 577,455 votes compared with 213,157 for Trump. Biden won statewide by 20,608 votes, based on canvassed results submitted by the counties.
Milwaukee County is the state’s largest, home to the city of Milwaukee, and Black people make up about 27% of the population, more than any other county. Dane County is home to the liberal capital city of Madison and the flagship University of Wisconsin campus.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their election processes worked in a legal and transparent way,” said Wisconsin attorney Jim Troupis, who is working with the Trump campaign. “Regrettably, the integrity of the election results cannot be trusted without a recount in these two counties and uniform enforcement of Wisconsin absentee ballot requirements. We will not know the true results of the election until only the legal ballots cast are counted.”
It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this recount and if it will make a significant difference in the outcome of the results for the state of Wisconsin.
President Trump is doing his best to ensure we have a fair and free election, even if it means he loses. That’s the way it ought to be. Our election system is what provides much of the foundation for our government. If that fails due to voter fraud, we’re done for.