Who would have thought that Trump will win Wisconsin by an even larger margin after the final recount requested by Jill Stein at the behest of the Green Party has been completed on Monday? The sad news for election deniers is that President Elect Donald J Trump consolidated his lead over Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin winning an extra 131 votes.
The Wisconsin recount was finished on Monday with Trump gaining a total of 844 votes vs Hillary’s net gain of 713; overall, Donald Trump defeated Hillary by approximately 23,000 votes. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, let me quote:
Wisconsin’s historic presidential recount ended Monday resulting in a net gain of 131 votes for President-elect Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
The recount resulted in a net increase of 837 ballots for a total of 2.976 million. Clinton and Trump added 1,557 votes to their total. The last statewide recount in a 2011 Supreme Court race resulted in a net change of 312 votes for the top two candidates out of 1.5 million ballots cast.
Trump gained 844 votes from the recount and Clinton gained 713 votes. Trump won the state by 22,748 votes.
Completing this recount was a challenge, but the real winners are the voters,” WEC chairman Mark Thomsen said in a statement. “Based on the recount, they can have confidence that Wisconsin’s election results accurately reflect the will of the people, regardless of whether they are counted by hand or by machine.
Associated Press reports that The Donald defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by 22,748 votes. According to Wisconsin State Journal, Jill Stein managed to raise 3.5 million dollars, the sum required for the state to finish with the recount.
After Trump won again in Wisconsin, the same story goes for Pennsylvania, as the election recount efforts ended on Monday in both states, certifying President Elect Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. A federal judge rejected the Green Party’s request for a recount in Pennsylvania, as according to the judge, Jill Stein provided no evidence that the voting machines in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the 3 states where the Republican candidate won by a narrow margin, were prone to hacking.
Needless to say, Donald Trump went on Twitter and celebrated his latest win:
The final Wisconsin vote is in and guess what – we just picked up an additional 131 votes. The Dems and Green Party can now rest. Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016
Mark Thomsen, the Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairman stated that there was no evidence of a hack before certifying the recount results. According to the Federal Judge, Jill Stein’ suspicions about a hacked Pennsylvania election borders on the irrational :
“Most importantly, there is no credible evidence that any ‘hack’ occurred, and compelling evidence that Pennsylvania’s voting system was not in any way compromised,”
Take a chill pill Jill.