WASHINGTON — President Trump’s re-election campaign will file a request for a recount of votes in two counties in the swing state of Wisconsin on Wednesday, citing illegally altered and issued absentee ballots.
Trump has repeatedly called for a review of ballots in the Badger State, which President-elect Joe Biden won by 20,565 votes, and the recount request will focus on the counties of Milwaukee and Dane with a price tag of $3 million.
His campaign, which will pay for the recount, claims that Wisconsin municipal clerks were directed by the state Electoral Commission to fill out incomplete absentee ballots using their own “personal knowledge” or databases at their disposal, a statement on Wednesday charged.
Clerks also reportedly issued absentee ballots to voters without having the required written application, violating state law, the campaign alleged.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their election processes worked in a legal and transparent way,” Jim Troupis, counsel to the Trump