Trump campaign requests recount in Wisconsin

The Trump campaign requests a recount in Wisconsin after election officials in the state said nearly all outstanding ballots had been counted, and multiple news outlets projected a Biden win.

Statewide recounts in Wisconsin have historically changed the vote tally by only a few hundred votes; Biden leads by .624 percentage points out of nearly 3.3 million ballots counted.

The victory for Biden secures him 10 more electoral votes, bumping him up to 248 in total, while Trump has 214. It takes 270 to win the presidency.

In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, a breakthrough that along with wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania helped hand him his first term in the White House. Democrats were determined to reclaim Wisconsin, a state that before Trump hadn’t gone for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stephen earlier said the president planned to request the recount.

— with AP

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