Milwaukee County, Wisconsin’s most populous, announced that the recount demanded by the Trump campaign had added more votes to President-elect Joe Biden.
The results showed that out of the roughly 460,000 cast in Milwaukee County, Biden made a net gain of 132 votes, with him receiving 317,527 votes while Trump received 134,482 votes.
The Trump campaign shelled out a fee of $3 million to the Wisconsin Elections Commission to proceed with the recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties – with the two account for roughly a quarter of the state’s population.
According to the Milwaukee County Clerk’s office, the Trump campaign had given signs that they will appeal the certification decision.
The campaign objected to more than 25,000 absentee ballots cast by those who self-identified as “indefinitely confined,” allowing them to vote absentee due to the pandemic.
2,197 ballots had also been objected, which was “cured – a legally allowed action in which an election official fills in a missing piece of information on a ballot envelope.
Wisconsin is not the only state targeted by the Trump campaign, as the latter have repeatedly claimed that widespread fraud decided the election in favor of Biden.
“Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” federal appellate Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote in an opinion piece.
“Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”
Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson find the recount’s results a way to affirm voters’ faith in the electoral process.
“The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” he said.
The results did not dissuade Trump, who continuously claimed that the votes against him at “all other swing states” were “RIGGED”.
Dane County is expected to finish its own recount by the end of the weekend, and expected to certify its results by Tuesday.