President-elect Joe Biden gained 87 votes in Wisconsin’s partial recount. The Democratic leader of the state Elections Commission certified Biden’s victory today. President Donald Trump’s campaign paid $3 million to Wisconsin Elections Commission to recount the votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties. President Trump, who lost to Biden by approximately 20,000 votes in Wisconsin, is planning to file a lawsuit to try and overturn the results. President Trump continues to say that election fraud is the reason he lost.
“The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate, and secure,” George Christenson, Milwaukee County Clerk said.
President Trump’s baseless electoral fraud claims are becoming a problem.
“Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so,” Judge Stephanos Bibas said in an opinion. “Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither.”
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 386 votes were not counted on election day in Milwaukee County. In Dane County, Biden had 91 votes canceled and Trump had 46 canceled. According to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, most of the votes that were taken away didn’t have signatures on the ballot envelopes, witness signatures, or witness addresses.
“Really this incredible level of transparency should provide reassurance to the public that the election was run properly and accurately and there was no fraud,” McDonell said.
President Trump is expected to head to court now that the certification is completed.