Green Party's Stein to Seek Wisconsin Recount

Jill Stein
Posted at 1:18 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 13:18:00-05

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.