Coverage of the 2016 Recounts
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Fund The UpTake's coverage of the Wisconsin And Minnesota recounts

A statewide recount of the presidential race in Wisconsin will start this Thursday, December 1, and must be completed by December 13. That’s less than two weeks to recount 3 million votes in a race that was decided by about 27,000 votes. In Minnesota, Stewart Mills announced he was asking for a recount in the Minnesota Eighth Congressional race he lost by about 2,000 votes to Rep. Rick Nolan. If you’ve watched or read our coverage of other recounts, you know The UpTake provides a much-needed service during a recount.

We want to be there for you and defend democracy again, but we didn’t anticipate this coverage in our current budget.

The Wisconsin recount will be spread out over 72 locations across the state, making it difficult and expensive to cover. We’re planning to work with other independent media to make sure there is transparency and good information. We want to be ready for inevitable ballot disputes, court challenges and disinformation campaigns.

The timetable and the details for the Minnesota recount are still being determined, but we want to cover that for you, too.

Right now, we’re still figuring out what it’s all going to take. But we know we will need more resources than we have right now if you want us to provide this coverage. You can show your support for this special coverage with a donation. Not only will it show us you want us to cover the recounts, but your gift will help make it happen.

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