Joe Biden wins votes in Donald Trump-ordered recount


A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county called for by Republican President Donald Trump’s election campaign ended on Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden winning votes.After the recount in Milwaukee County, Mr. Biden recorded a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 votes. In total, Mr. Biden won 257 votes to 125 for Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump’s campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, after losing Wisconsin to Mr. Biden by more than 20,000 votes.

The two recounts will cost the Trump campaign $ 3 million. Dane County is expected to complete its recount on Sunday.

Overall, Mr Biden won the US presidential election on November 3 with 306 electoral college votes – far more than the 270 needed for victory – against 232. Mr Biden also leads by more than six million votes. to the count of popular votes.

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

The Trump campaign is still expected to mount a legal challenge to the overall outcome in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state must certify its presidential result on Tuesday.


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