Donald Trump supporters file complaint to stop Wisconsin recount


Just one day after the Wisconsin recount began, Donald Trump supporters have filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Michael Haas, administrator of the Wisconsin Election Commission. The complaint says that the Wisconsin recount,

“fails to satisfy Equal Protection requirements, threatens to extend past the federally specified “safe harbor” deadline for choosing presidential electors, and – particularly in conjunction with other baseless recounts sought by a candidate who did not win a single presidential elector- may unjustifiably cast doubt upon the legitimacy of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s victory.”

The recount is the first presidential election in any state since 2004. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein raised and paid $3.5 million for the recount.

Wisconsin State Journal reports:

The unprecedented statewide recount began Thursday morning, bringing no major surprises on day one of what’s expected to be a nearly two-week task of recounting nearly 3 million ballots.

Great America PAC, a political committee supporting Trump, filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin’s Western District court late Thursday. It asks the court to immediately halt the recount because, according to the complain, it could jeopardize Wisconsin’s ability to comply with federal “safe harbor” laws requiring all states to resolve election conflicts by Dec. 13 in advance of when the Electoral College meets Dec. 19 to formally elect the next president.

To read more about the complaint, visit Wisconsin State Journal