President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Wednesday that it would “immediately” request a recount in Wisconsin, as vote totals showed him narrowly trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with 95 percent of ballots reported.
“Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor-thin race as we always knew that it would be,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement.
“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results,” he added. “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
Trump won Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes by 1 percentage point in 2016. Along with Michigan and Pennsylvania, the state was one of three Great Lakes-area battlegrounds he flipped to secure his Electoral College victory over then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
But Biden now leads Trump in Wisconsin by less than 1 percentage point, with 95 percent of the expected vote tallied, according to the latest totals. State election officials are still working through adding up the vast number of mail-in ballots submitted this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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