Five days down, seven to go in the Wisconsin presidential recount — and there’s been virtually no net change so far. The state Elections Commission says all 72 counties are on track to complete their recounts by the panel’s deadline of 8:00 p.m. next Monday — unless Federal Judge James Peterson halts the tally on Friday at a court hearing for an injunction sought by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump supporters are trying to preserve the Republican’s 22,000 vote margin in Wisconsin, using the same legal strategy that elevated George W. Bush to the White House in a challenge to Florida’s votes in 2000.
Six counties completed their recounts by late Monday — Adams, Crawford, Forest, Iron, Menominee, and Price. Meanwhile, a federal judge in Michigan ordered that state’s recount to begin Monday despite objections from Trump and Michigan’s attorney general — and Trump has a Michigan appellate court hearing set Tuesday on a different aspect of the case.