The recount demanded by President Donald Trump’s election campaign in Wisconsin’s largest county ended Friday with the election of President-elect Joe Biden.
After the Milwaukee County recount, Biden grew by a net 132 votes out of nearly 460,000 votes cast. In all, the Democrat received 257 votes for Trump 125.
Trump’s campaign called for a recount in Wisconsin’s two most populous and democratically inclined counties after losing Wisconsin by more than 20,000 votes to Biden. The two recalculations will cost the Trump campaign $ 3 million. Dane County is expected to complete its recount on Sunday.
Overall, Biden won the November 3 U.S. presidential election with 306 voters in college and Trump with 232 votes. Biden also leads the referendum more than 6m.
After the recount is over, Milwaukee County official George Christenson said, “The recount proves what we already know: that the Milwaukee County elections are fair, transparent, accurate and safe.”
The Trump campaign is expected to continue to pose a legal challenge to the overall result in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state must certify its presidential result on Tuesday.
On Friday, Trump’s legal team suffered another defeat when the Philadelphia Federal Court of Appeals rejected the campaign’s latest efforts to challenge the state’s election results.
Trump’s lawyers promised to go to the Supreme Court despite Philadelphia judges ruling that “the campaign’s allegations have no merit”.
“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. The accusation of injustice is serious. But calling the election unfair doesn’t do that. Fees require specific statements and then justification. None of us are here, ”Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote to the panel of three judges.
With staff from Reuters and the Associated Press