Comments Off on US Election: Biden gets additional 87 votes in Wisconsin after the Trump campaign demanded a recount that cost them the whopping sum of $3 million
A swing state Wisconsin has sealed the victory of democratic challenger Joe Biden Sunday in two county recounts that furthered his lead over President Donald Trump by 87 votes.
The Trump’s reelection campaign who demanded the recount is meant to pay the sum of $3 million dollars before the recounts can be done according to Wisconsin law.
The recounts demanded by Trump’s team in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, Milwaukee and Dane County, concluded Friday and Sunday respectively.
Overall, Biden gained 257 votes to Trump’s 125, giving him a net 87 more votes than he originally held over Trump.
This further undermines Trump’s desperate bid to overturn the election results as he claims the election was rigged.
At the end of the recount process, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said: ‘The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure.’
However, The Trump campaign is still not relenting in its effort to keep challenging the outcome of the election across the country and the overall result in Wisconsin but time is running out as the state is due to certify its presidential result on Tuesday.
Trump won Wisconsin, a rust belt swing state, in 2016 by only 0.7 percent.
The Wisconsin Election Commission will meet Tuesday to vote on certifying the election results.
The chairwoman of the six-member panel, who is a Democrat, said the state will move to certify the state’s popular vote win for President-elect Mr. Joe Biden.