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Wisconsin Recount Complete, Trump’s Victory Widens as He Gains 844 Votes

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Donald Trump (Shutterstock)The recount requested by Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is now complete in the state of Wisconsin, and it shows that Trump actually gained 844 votes, slightly widening his margin of victory in the state.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission released this statement:

“Donald Trump received 1,405,284 votes in the recount compared to 1,404,440 in the original canvass.  Hillary Clinton received 1,382,536 votes in the recount compared to 1,381,823 in the recount.  The original margin between the top two candidates was 22,617 votes.  After the recount, the margin is 22,748.  After the recount, Trump’s margin over Clinton increased by just 131 votes.”

“The biggest reason for these small differences between the unofficial results on Election Night, the counties original canvasses and the recount results is human error,” WEC Administrator Michael Haas said in a statement obtained by LawNewz.  “Some voters do not follow the instructions and mark their ballots correctly for the machines can count them.  In the tight deadlines to report the results, election officials make math mistakes, we forget things,we accidentally transpose numbers. ”

The recount started on December 1 after Stein paid about $3.5 million.  Stein lost an earlier bid in which she sued in Wisconsin demanding that the recount be done by hand.

 This is a developing story, when we get the new numbers for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein, we will update this article.

 

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