2020 US Presidential Poll: Biden Gets More Votes from Wisconsin Recounts

Outgoing US  President, Donald Trum[p has suffered another setback in his quest to overturn the election results declared in favour of the projected winner, Joe Biden in Wisconsin.

When votes from Wisconsin were recounted, it was discovered that Biden had more votes.

Trump had already lost many of such cases in the US Courts as many of his requests were thrown out for lacking merits.

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It was gathered that Wisconsin recount that cost Trump’s campaign $3 million. After the recount,  an extra 87 ballots were for Biden, which confirmed that he won the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes. This further cemented Biden’s victory in the battleground state in two county recounts.

The recounts demanded by Trump’s reelection campaign in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, Milwaukee and Dane County, concluded Friday and Sunday respectively.

According to the Wisconsin law,  the campaign requesting the recount will foot the bill, meaning the it Trump’s campaign $3 million and only furthered Biden’s victory over the president. 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 bid to overturn the election results amidst claims of widespread voter fraud and ballot irregularities that he insists hurt him in his race against Biden.

The president’s campaign in its latest reaction over the development says the outcome proves there are further issues regarding the integrity of the election in Wisconsin, where Biden won by just 0.7 per cent.

‘As we have said from the very beginning, we want every legal vote, and only legal votes to be counted, and we will continue to uphold our promise to the American people to fight for a free and fair election,’ she added.

78-year-old Biden won the November 3 presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232. A presidential candidate needs 270 Electoral College votes to win.

The former vice president also leads by more than six million in the popular vote tally.

“The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said after the recount.

The Trump campaign is still expected to mount a legal challenge to the overall result in Wisconsin, but time for that 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 per cent. All that is left is for the Wisconsin Election Commission to meet on 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 Biden.

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