President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said the president plans to “immediately” request a recount in the battleground state of Wisconsin, where the race remains close but has not been called by The Associated Press.
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Stepien said in a statement Wednesday: “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
In Wisconsin, if a race is within 1 percentage point, the trailing candidate can force a recount.
When asked about a possible recount in Wisconsin, Secretary of State Megan Wolfe said Wednesday that the state’s voting process is “phenomenal” and that “there was a paper trail” in case of a potential recount.
The fate of the United States presidency hangs in the balance, as the AP has yet to call the presidential race in seven states: Nevada, Alaska, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia.