All eyes are on the traditional blue wall for the Democrats of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as the election slides through day two with razor-thin margins between Republican President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger.
While Pennsylvania has one million votes still uncounted and Michigan awaits tallies from Detroit -- where 600 volunteers are recording the results of 280,000 ballots -- Wisconsin is closing in on results. Election officials said Wednesday afternoon they were within a few hundred votes of finishing the count.
With Biden 20,000 votes ahead, he was declared the winner of Wisconsin at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
With that news, Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien said the president plans to “immediately” request a recount. Many pundits say there's no clear path to the White House without Pennsylvania and at least one of the others -- Michigan or Wisconsin. Trump carried both of traditionally Democratic states in 2016.
And per the Associated Press, Wisconsin allows a recount if a race is within 1 percentage point.
Stepien says in a statement Wednesday: “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”