Biden wins Wisconsin; Trump campaign says it's not giving up just yet
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin is a key state for Joe Biden to carry as he attempts to rebuild the "blue wall" in his presidential campaign. His victory here gets him one step closer to the presidency.
The Trump campaign said it's not giving up Wisconsin just yet.
"A lot of it had to do with the Biden campaign and the Democratic campaign's approach to the get out the vote effort," said Wisconsin's Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.
She said the pandemic defined the presidential race in Wisconsin and the effort to get people to vote early and safely.
"People were given lots of information and advice about casting an absentee ballot, and many, many people chose to do that," said Baldwin.
Biden's edge is 0.6 percent.
President Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien said the campaign saw abnormalities on the ground in Wisconsin Tuesday night, but didn't offer any specifics. However, Stepien said the campaign has filed for a recount.
Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meghan Wolf said a recount in 2016 found no major problems. She expects a recount this time to show once again Wisconsin runs clean elections.
Former Republican governor Scott Walker tweeted a recount likely won't swing the state back to Trump. He noted two prior recounts only picked up a combined 431 votes.
After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes. After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, @realDonaldTrump numbers went up by 131.— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 4, 2020
As I said, 20,000 is a high hurdle. #Election2020https://t.co/CEr82eiCWH
"20,000 is a high hurdle," tweeted Walker.
U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the president wants to ensure the election is fair.
"We want to make sure it's legal, it's fair, and that every legal ballot is counted and that's what we're working toward. But I don't think people should vote after the election, no," said McCarthy.
Wisconsin's results won't be finalized for a few more weeks.
That process needs to be completed before a recount can start.