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In this Oct. 6, 2016, photo, Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein meets her supporters during a campaign stop at Humanist Hall in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Jill Stein has officially filed for a recount in Wisconsin


Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein officially filed for a recount of the elections ballots in Wisconsin today. 

The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced it received two recount petition, one from Stein and one from Rocky Roque De La Fuente. 

"The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,” said Administrator Michael Haas in a statement.

"We have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” Haas said.

“We plan to hold a teleconference meeting for county clerks next week and anticipate the recount will begin late in the week after the Stein campaign has paid the recount fee, which we are still calculating.” 

President-elect Donald Trump surprisingly won the state of Wisconsin with 1,404,000 votes to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's 1,381,823. 

Jill Stein garnered 31,006 votes in Wisconsin. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was voted for 106,585 times. 

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