Joe Biden wins votes in Donald Trump’s ordered recount

Joe Biden wins votes in Donald Trump's ordered recount

The recount in Wisconsin’s largest county called for by Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign ended Friday with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden taking the votes.

After a recount in Milwaukee County, Biden achieved a net gain of 132 votes out of nearly 460,000 votes. Overall, Biden received 257 votes to Trump’s 125.

Trump’s campaign has called for a recount in two of Wisconsin’s most populous counties and democratic leanings, after Wisconsin lost to Biden by more than 20,000 votes.

The two accounts will cost Trump’s campaign $ 3 million. Dane County is expected to finish the recount on Sunday.

Overall, Biden won the US presidential election on November 3 with 306 Electoral College votes – far more than the 270 votes required to win – compared to 232. Biden also leads more than 6 million in the popular vote count.

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

The Trump campaign is still expected to pose a legal challenge to the overall score in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state is due to ratify its presidential results on Tuesday.

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