Joe Biden Wins Wisconsin as the Trump Campaign Calls for a Recount

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Posted: Nov 04, 2020 3:35 PM
Joe Biden Wins Wisconsin as the Trump Campaign Calls for a Recount

Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the state of Wisconsin, further adding to his Electoral College lead and narrowing President Trump's chances of being reelected.

With more than 98 percent of the votes counted, Biden received 1,630,433, or 49.5 percent, of the vote. Trump received 1,609,900, or 48.9 percent, of the vote. Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen got 38, 392 votes, according to Decision Desk. 

Because Trump is within one percent of Biden in the state, Trump's reelection campaign is calling for a recount.

While Trump lost the state overall, one county he won more easily that almost went to Hillary Clinton in 2016 was Kenosha County. The city of Kenosha was rocked by violent riots in August after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Before the facts were known about the case, rioters destroyed and burned down many businesses, culminating in multiple shootings, before the area was brought under control. 

The nearby city of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin also suffered from rioters ransacking their way through the suburbs as the Milwaukee County District Attorney declined to press charges against a black Wauwatosa police officer who shot an armed 17-year-old suspect.