President Donald Trump’s campaign demanded a full recount in Wisconsin Wednesday where former Vice President Joe Biden holds a thin lead of just under 21,000 votes.
“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 Stepein wrote in a statement. “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The president is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
Statement from @BillStepien on Wisconsin recount request: pic.twitter.com/6YiNB8HRo6
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) November 4, 2020
Wisconsin offers yet another case illustration where Tuesday’s results have so far contradicted their doomsday prophesy for Republicans that predicted Biden would win the state by a wide margin. According to state polling aggregate at RealClearPolitics, Biden was favored to win the state by nearly 7 percent. Reuters published a poll on Monday showing Biden winning by 10 percent.
Biden leads as of this writing by less than 1 percent with more than 98 percent of precincts reporting. Trump carried the Midwestern battleground by just under 23,000 votes in 2016.