Racine County is no stranger to an election recount, which kicked off this morning at the Racine County Courthouse.
This time, however, the entire state will have its ballots under scrutiny for the presidential election. President-elect Donald Trump won the election in Racine County by 4,100 votes against Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. In Wisconsin, Trump won by 22,000 votes.
Jill Stein, who ran on the Green Party ticket for president, requested the recount in Wisconsin, which is estimated to cost $1 million, according to a story by CNN. But this recount “carries none of the drama” compared with the recount the state of Florida had to do in 2000.
“Almost no one expects Stein’s push for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to result in a Clinton victory over Trump,” a Forbes article reads.
But that didn’t stop local residents from volunteering. The recount is expected to be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. over the next eight days to meet the Dec. 13 deadline.
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