Post-Election Activities


WEC Newsletter Vol. II Issues III, IV, & V

These editions cover many topics, including: Redistricting High School Poll Worker Program Counting Votes Badger Books Webinars Moving to TLC If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 608-261-2028, or @email.
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WEC Newsletter Volume II, Issue XII

Reconciliation resources Newly approved election security subgrant WisVote user maintenance Our new website is up and running. Keep letting us know about any broken or missing links.
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Final Recount Costs and Refund for 2020 Presidential Recount

On January 14, 2021, the Wisconsin Elections Commission issued a refund to the Trump campaign for $544,852.67, the amount under the $3 million estimated cost of the 2021 recount.

2020 Presidential Recount Costs

The estimated cost paid in advance by the Trump campaign: $3,000,000

Milwaukee County Reimbursement: $1,719,220.75

Dane County Reimbursement: $729,733.46

WEC Expenditures: $6,193.12

Refund to Campaign: $544,852.67

2020 Presidential Recount

The Wisconsin Elections Commission ordered a partial recount of presidential election results in Dane and Milwaukee counties after receiving a recount petition and $3 million payment from the Trump campaign. The recount order is attached below.

The recount order required Dane and Milwaukee counties boards of canvassers (BOCs) to convene by 9 a.m. Saturday, November 21, and complete their work by noon on Tuesday, December 1.