It's Official: There'll Be a Presidential Recount in Wisc.

Jill Stein submitted a recount petition Friday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2016 4:49 PM CST

(Newser) – With just 90 minutes to go before the deadline, Jill Stein officially filed for a recount in Wisconsin, NBC News reports. The state acknowledged it received the petition from the Green Party presidential nominee Friday afternoon. The recount is expected to cost $1.1 million. According to the AP, Wisconsin has never performed a presidential recount before, but state law allows for one if a candidate asks for it—and can pay for it. As of Friday, Stein had raised more than $5 million dollars for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The money will go toward attorneys, filing costs, and recount observers.

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Momentum for the "long-shot" recounts in three states where the final vote was markedly different from polling is growing due to Hillary Clinton's massive lead in the popular vote and concerns about possible Russian hacking. The Clinton campaign hasn't commented on recount efforts. While Stein eventually made Friday's deadline in Wisconsin, her wait until the last minute prompted skepticism on social media. "Jill Stein at Nordstrom, telling the sales girl she'll get one in each color," reads one tweet. "A cackling Jill Stein floats off into the sunset in a massive golden blimp with 'RECOUNT' emblazoned on the side," reads another. The recount deadlines in Pennsylvania and Michigan are next week. (Read more Jill Stein stories.)

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