US President Donald Trump’s campaign said Wednesday it will request a recount in the state of Wisconsin, citing “reports of irregularities” in several counties.
According to exit polls, Democratic nominee Joe Biden took the lead against Trump, garnering 1,630,396 votes, or 49.6%. Trump received 1,609,879 votes, or 48,9%.
“Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be,” said Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien in a statement.
“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results. The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so,” he added.
While Trump has prematurely claimed victory he remains behind Biden in the race to secure at least 270 Electoral College votes. The race remains competitive, however, with Biden leading 238-213, according to The Associated Press.
Wisconsin has 10 electoral votes.
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