The re-election campaign of US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will ask a count in Wisconsin Y asks the justice to stop the scrutiny in Michigan. He does so shortly before the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in Wisconsin is confirmed in two screenings (CNN Y AP).
“The president is within the margin to ask for a recount and we will do so immediately,” Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement referring to Wisconsin. As for Michigan, Stepien himself presented this Wednesday a lawsuit in court to demand that the count be stopped in that state, considering that it has not been given the sufficient access to polling places.
Under state law, candidates may request a recount if the winner’s margin of advantage is less than 1%, and the Trump campaign is determined to take advantage of that possibility, after underlining that it always expected the margin between the two candidates to be “tiny.”
“There have been reports of irregularities in several counties in Wisconsin, which poseserious doubts on the validity of the results, “said Trump’s campaign manager, without giving details or providing evidence.
In 2016, Trump won by a narrow margin of more than 22,000 votes in the state of Wisconsin, which distributes 10 delegates in the electoral college and that Democrat Barack Obama won in 2012 and 2008.
Biden, with these projections, currently has 248 delegates in the Electoral College, compared to the 214 that Trump has accumulated, in their common goal of reaching the 270 who give the victory.