With votes from the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden still being counted, Biden has narrowly won the crucial swing state of Wisconsin, which Trump won in 2016.
Because Biden leads by less than one percentage point, the Trump campaign has the right to demand a recount, which it has vowed to do.
As Wisconsin's Republican former governor, Scott Walker, pointed out, recounts in Wisconsin have historically swung 100 to 300 votes. Biden leads Trump in the state by 20 thousand votes.
The Trump campaign is scrambling to invalidate the results in multiple states on baseless claims, with the recount being one of the only valid tactics.
But as is the mantra with Trump, "there's always a tweet."
In the 2012 election, Trump said that a recount in swing states would be used by the incumbent, then-President Barack Obama, to steal electoral votes from 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
We don’t want to have a recount in any of the battleground states. Obama will steal it. Make sure all your friends and family vote.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1351988334.0
As the election continues to heat up and the Trump campaign prepares for a recount in Wisconsin, Trump's critics couldn't help trolling him with the eight year old tweet.
Donald Trump opposes recounts in battleground states: a tweet from 2012. https://t.co/YEbiDtjhnL— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1604575701.0
Eight years ago yesterday: https://t.co/wZvKlBBSAc— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney)1604513675.0
No recounts in any battleground state! You said it best Donald, can’t have you stealing the election 😄 https://t.co/ZzDkXxxf1w— Mr. Rager (@Mr. Rager)1604520581.0
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/tJ4Zqpaq0g— rhyme (@rhyme)1604517385.0
Keep the same energy ❤️ https://t.co/PpqyFMQEJc— C. (@C.)1604515236.0
Tweets that didn’t age well for $200 Alex. https://t.co/h290e7pCqZ— Shematologist, MD (@Shematologist, MD)1604523934.0
Once again, there was an old tweet from Trump's that directly opposed the position he holds today.
😂 Is it possible he's literally said every dumbass thing and its opposite with absolute certainty on this site? https://t.co/S7z2xfQJoe— Field Music (@Field Music)1604531497.0
Always a tweet https://t.co/0HgvEKcMxH— janis fulks (@janis fulks)1604579454.0
Even now, there's always a tweet. https://t.co/FLGW9OhIcM— Martyn McLaughlin (@Martyn McLaughlin)1604575812.0
The Wisconsin recount should be complete by November 13.