Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves The state of Wisconsin plus Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
The recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin’s two largest counties finished on Sunday, reconfirming that President elect Joe Biden defeated Trump in the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes.
Milwaukee County completed its tally Friday and Dane County concluded its count Sunday. There was little change in the final breakdown of the more than 800,000 ballots that had been cast in the two jurisdictions. As a result of the recount, Biden’s lead over Trump grew by 87 votes.
Under Wisconsin law, Trump is required to foot the bill for the partial recount meaning his campaign had to pay $3 million only to see Biden’s lead expand. The results of the Wisconsin recount cemented Trump’s failure to alter the results of the November election in a series of states where he falsely alleged there was widespread fraud and irregularities.
The Wisconsin Election Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, at which time state law says the election results will be certified by the chairwoman of the six member panel.
Danielle Melfi, the Wisconsin state director of the Biden campaign, said in a statement on Sunday that the recount “only served to reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin.”
She said local boards of canvassers had “resoundingly rejected often on a bipartisan basis the Trump campaign’s baseless attempts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who simply followed the law when they voted. And despite repeated incendiary accusations, there was no evidence of fraud whatsoever.”
Trump and his legal advisers have said they still plan to fight in court which is an attempt to prevent Wisconsin from moving forward with the results. The three Republicans on the state’s six member election commission could seek to delay certification while the process unfolds. “The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday,” Trump wrote in a tweet Saturday. “We have found many illegal votes. Stay tuned!!!
Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis said without evidence in a statement Sunday that the recounts had “revealed serious issues regarding the legality of ballots cast.”
“As we have said from the very beginning, we want every legal vote, and only legal votes to be counted, and we will continue to uphold our promise to the American people to fight for a free and fair election.”