UPDATE: All counties submit canvassing totals, Trump faces approaching deadline for Wisconsin recount

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FILE- In a Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, a supporter of President Donald Trump is seen during a rally in Milwaukee after it was announced that the president was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden. President Trump will have to pay $7.9 million if he wants a statewide recount of unofficial results showing him losing to Biden by about 20,500 votes. The Wisconsin Elections Commission released the estimate on Monday, which was based on costs submitted by the 72 counties. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

TUESDAY 11/17/2020 11:00 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The final Wisconsin county has submitted its canvassed vote totals to the state elections commission, starting the clock for President Donald Trump to file for a recount as he has promised supporters he would.

The canvassed totals show Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump by 20,612 votes, which is about six-tenths of a point margin — close enough for Trump to file for a recount.

Trump has until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to submit the $7.9 million estimated cost for a statewide recount and other required paperwork.

Trump could also file for a recount only in select counties, which would reduce the cost.

Brown County certifies election results, recount deadline nears for Trump

TUESDAY 11/17/2020 10:47 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Brown County has certified the officials results from the Nov. 3 election with the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Brown County was one of the last counties that had yet to turn in their official canvass reports ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

President Donald Trump could file soon for a recount in Wisconsin, once the final county submits its certification of the election results.

Reports so far showed there was minimal change to the unofficial results that showed Democrat Joe Biden beating Trump by about 22,500 votes.

After the last canvass report is filed, Trump has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to pay the $7.9 million estimated cost for a statewide recount and submit other required paperwork.

Original Story: Trump faces approaching deadline for recount in Wisconsin

TUESDAY 11/17/2020 8:46 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump could file soon for a recount in Wisconsin, once the final county submits its certification of the election results.

All but Brown and Kenosha counties had already turned in their official canvass reports ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Reports so far showed there was minimal change to the unofficial results that showed Democrat Joe Biden beating Trump by about 22,500 votes.

After the last canvass report is filed, Trump has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to pay the $7.9 million estimated cost for a statewide recount and submit other required paperwork.

Trump could also file for a recount only in select counties, which would reduce his cost and allow him to target areas where votes were predominantly for Biden.

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