The Wisconsin Elections Commission has put a price tag on any potential recount in the state at almost $8 million.
WEC Releases County and State Recount Cost Estimates and Recount Timeline
Wisconsin’s county clerks have submitted cost estimates totaling approximately $7.9 million for a statewide recount.https://t.co/mb22d3hqOd
— Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) November 16, 2020
That amount has significantly increased since the 2016 recount, but WEC administrator Meghan Wolfe said that those extra costs come from the increased numbers of ballots cast, as well as the need to rent larger spaces to accommodate social distancing, and increased security measures to keep the recount safe.
The Trump Campaign will have to make that payment to the Commission in full by 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, in order to initiate the recount.