FiveThirtyEight
Nathaniel Rakich

The Trump campaign has requested a partial recount in Wisconsin — specifically of Dane and Milwaukee counties, the state’s two Democratic strongholds and the locations of Madison and Milwaukee, respectively. Presumably, the campaign is hoping to raise a stink about the integrity of the votes there — even though there is no evidence of anything untoward. As a reminder, recounts rarely overturn election results, particularly when the margin is as wide as it currently is in Wisconsin (Biden leads by 20,565 votes). This recount is best seen as yet another attempt by Republicans to discredit the legitimacy of Biden’s win — while not having a serious chance of reversing the outcome.


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