Trump Picks Up Dozens of Votes in Wisconsin Recount

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Dec 06, 2016 7:30 AM
Trump Picks Up Dozens of Votes in Wisconsin Recount

The recount effort underway in Wisconsin is turning out to have some disappointing results for former Green Party nominee Jill Stein and former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

By the end of the fifth day, and after more than 1 million votes were recounted, Trump grew his lead by just over two dozen votes.

The Wisconsin Election Commission posts daily recount results. Wisconsin has until December 13 to complete the recount. The Day 5 spreadsheet shows that many counties, including populous ones, are nowhere near completing their recounts. The Electoral College meets on December 19. The Day 5 results contain all of the previous days’ tallies also. Green Party candidate Jill Stein paid $3.5 million for the Wisconsin recount, alleging unproven fraud. Hillary Clinton has joined in the recount, and Donald Trump has labeled it a scam. Stein is also pursuing recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Michigan recount started December 5, and she is suing to force a Pennsylvania recount in federal court.

The Commission spreadsheet does not tally the recount results but rather simply lists them by municipality, contrasting them with the original returns. Heavy went through the spreadsheet and tabulated the data submitted so far for each municipality by county for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

You can find the raw data here.

The Commission noted that absentee ballots for Milwaukee have not been recounted yet “because the city counts its absentee ballots centrally (not at the polling place) on Election Night.” The numbers will be updated when they are recounted.

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, Clinton has only gained five votes after the state’s two largest counties completed their recount.