Green Party’s Stein to seek Wisconsin recount

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sept. 21. (Christopher Dolan / Associated Press)
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein delivers remarks at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Sept. 21. (Christopher Dolan / Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (AP) – A local party official says Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will seek a recount in Wisconsin.

George Martin is a member of the state Green Party’s coordinating council. Martin says Stein’s campaign will file the request by the state’s 5 p.m. Friday deadline.

President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by narrow margins and has a small lead in Michigan.

Under Wisconsin law, Stein’s campaign must show a basis for the recount in that state and cover costs. Stein has said she’s concerned voting systems in the three states may have been hacked. Her campaign estimates a Wisconsin recount will cost $1.1 million.

As of Friday morning, Stein’s campaign had raised $4.8 million to seek recounts in all three states.

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