Wisconsin’s presidential recount, which produced very few changes to the Election Night tally, will end up costing far less than the original $3.9 million estimate. With 69 of the 72 counties reporting, the actual cost is a little more than $1.8 million – about half the original estimate, according to data provided to FOX6 News by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Kenosha, Brown and Pierce counties have not yet reported, but Elections Administrator Mike Haas said he expects their final numbers this week. Combined, clerks in the three counties had expected the recount to cost them around $500,000.CLICK HERE to view the election recount estimates, actual cost
Fifty-six counties overestimated their costs, while 13 underestimated, according to the data.
Iron County was the closest to its estimate – the recount cost just 69 cents more than predicted. The worst estimate was in Oneida County – which predicted $178,000 but reported actual costs of just $9,117.62.