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Trump recount court pegged at $7.9 million

Empower Wisconsin | Nov. 17, 2020

MADISON — A statewide recount will cost the Trump campaign $7.9 million, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

The state’s county clerks on Monday submitted the cost estimates, the commission said in a press release. 

“We still have not received any indication that there will or will not be a recount,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official in a statement.  “But we want Wisconsin’s voters to know we are ready.”

The Trump campaign would have to pay the tab before the recount begins. 

Wolfe said county clerks have “carefully estimated” their costs for the recount. 

That careful estimate is nearly four times higher than the recount sought by Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign in 2016, a bill that came in at about $2 million. 

“These estimates are significantly higher than the actual costs of the 2016 recount, but they take into account factors not present four years ago, including the need for larger spaces to permit public observation and social distancing, security for those spaces, the higher number of absentee ballots, a compressed timeframe over a holiday, and renting high-speed ballot scanning equipment,” Wolfe said. 

The Trump campaign continues to weigh its options. 

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1 thought on “Trump recount court pegged at $7.9 million

  • I believe the presidential recount should take place in WI. There’s widespread fraud in this election, despite what the main stream media reports.
    Has any of the Cyber stolen 2 million dollars (donated to the Trump campaign in WI) been tracked or recovered?

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