Green Party: Stein to File Recount Request in Wisconsin

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 25, 2016 Updated: November 25, 2016

MADISON, Wis.—A local party official says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will request a recount in Wisconsin.
George Martin, a member of the Wisconsin Green Party’s coordinating council, says Stein’s campaign will file the request by the state’s 5 p.m. Friday deadline.

President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by razor-thin margins and has a small lead in Michigan.

All three states had been reliably Democratic in recent presidential elections. Under Wisconsin law, Stein’s campaign must show a basis for the recount in that state and cover costs.

Stein has said she’s concerned voting systems in the three states may have been hacked. Her campaign estimates a Wisconsin recount will cost $1.1 million.

As of Friday morning, Stein’s campaign had raised $4.8 million to seek recounts in all three states.