- President-elect Joe Biden won votes in Wisconsin after Trump’s election campaign called for a count earlier this month.
- Milwaukee County, one of the state’s most populous counties, found on Friday that Biden had made a total net profit of 132 votes out of nearly 460,000 votes cast.
- The Trump administration has spent $ 3 million to demand two censuses in Milwaukee and Dane counties, both of which have large numbers of Democrats.
- Dane County is expected to announce the results of its count on Sunday.
- Trump continued to insist on unproven allegations of widespread voter fraud.
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President-elect Joe Biden garnered votes in Wisconsin̵
The Trump administration spent $ 3 million to demand two counts in Milwaukee and Dane counties after the president lost Wisconsin to Biden by more than 20,000 votes.
But Milwaukee County election officials completed their count on Friday and found that Biden actually made a total net gain of 132 votes out of nearly 460,000 votes cast.
This further increased the chances of Biden winning, winning a total of 257 votes against Trump’s 125.
Milwaukee County official George Christenson said Friday: “The census shows what we already know: that the Milwaukee County election is fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” according to Reuters.
Dane County is expected to announce the results of its count on Sunday. Both Milwaukee and Dane are two of Wisconsin’s most populous counties and have large numbers of Democrats.
Trump is still expected to send a legal challenge to the overall result in Wisconsin, but the window of opportunity is slowly closing as the state has to certify its final result on Tuesday.
Certification is done by the Democratic Chair of the Wisconsin Electoral Commission, which is bipartisan.
Trump has continued to make unproven allegations of widespread voter fraud as his election campaign continues to pose legal challenges in several countries.
A senior US administration official appointed by the president had previously said in an interview with Insider that “there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud” and that the president’s allegation “hurts the fabric of our nation”.
Trump’s legal team suffered another defeat in Pennsylvania on Friday after a federal appeals court rejected a recent attempt by the campaign to challenge the election results in the state, the Associated Press reported.
In Georgia’s key swing state – which Biden won – the president’s baseless claims affect Republicans, who believe his comments could hamper the party’s efforts to retain control of the Senate.
Biden won the popular vote by 4 percentage points, 51% to 47%, according to the headquarters of the headquarters of decisions published by Insider.