In Wisconsin, the president’s campaign sought to use the recount process to invalidate tens of thousands of otherwise legal ballots. Among other things, Trump’s lawyers argued that a form signed by voters who cast a ballot during in-person voting before Election Day was insufficient under state law. They said all those ballots — totaling about 180,000 votes in the two counties — should be tossed out.
Further undermining the Trump campaign’s argument, experts said, is the fact that it raised only objections in two predominantly Democratic counties.
The practices that Trump lawyers criticized are in place statewide and have been in place for years, including before to the 2016 election — which Trump won and did not contest.
In addition, the Republicans want to throw out the ballots of the “indefinitely confined.”
Disabled people’s votes won’t count, ever again, if Trump succeeds! 🤬
The recount petition he filed Wednesday asked to throw out broad swaths of votes in the state’s two most Democratic areas — something the county clerks there are sure to reject.
I hope that the Disabled and Military Personal, overseas, realize that he’s trying to invalidate their votes, for him, as well! They vote by absentee ballot! There’s no difference between mail-in ballots and absentee ballots!
Milwaukee County is the state’s largest, home to the city of Milwaukee, and Black people make up about 27% of the population, more than any other county. Dane County is home to the liberal capital city of Madison and the flagship University of Wisconsin campus.
Recounts in Wisconsin and across the country have historically resulted in very few vote changes. A 2016 presidential recount in Wisconsin netted Trump an additional 131 votes.
The state capital and the University of Wisconsin is in Dane County. Menominee County is home to a Native American reservation.Source
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