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What you need to know about Wisconsin's recount, and why it's unlikely to change a thing

What you need to know about Wisconsin's recount, and why it's unlikely to change a thing

"This is certainly not Bush v. Gore," a Wisconsin elections official said Monday.

Well, what is it? 

The state is initiating the first significant candidate-driven recount in a presidential election since the 2000 ordeal in Florida between then-Vice President Al Gore and eventual President George W. Bush.

This time, though, Donald Trump is certain to remain president-elect after Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million ballots are re-tabulated. But the fight here and potentially in other states has given third-party candidates new rationale for seeking public attention for their causes, and it has given Trump fresh ammunition to trash his opponents...

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