Hillary Clinton continues to cut into Donald Trump's lead a Wisconsin recounts its presidential votes. However, her gain net gain of 60 votes has barely cut into Trump's pre-recount lead of about 22,000 votes.
No Stopping Wisconsin Recount As It Nears End With Few Changes, But Milwaukee Absentees Still To Be Recounted
A federal judge refused to stop the Wisconsin presidential recount on Friday. The latest results show little change in the race, but absentee ballots from Milwaukee have yet to be recounted.
Hillary Clinton lost a little ground in Thursday’s tally which was released on mid-day Friday and has a tremendous amount of ground to make up if there is to be a change in the result of Wisconsin’s presidential election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission’s latest recount spreadsheet shows she has cut into Donald Trump’s lead by just 49 votes. That’s a drop from the previous totals that showed she had moved 61 votes closer to Trump.
The pre-recount totals showed Trump ahead by more than 22,000 votes.
Milwaukee’s absentee ballots are still missing from the totals because they won’t be recounted until the election day ballots have been recounted. That makes it impossible to determine from the spreadsheet if either candidate has picked up or lost votes in the state’s most populous city.
Earlier today federal judge James D. Peterson dismissed a request from Trump supporters to stop the Wisconsin recount.
State Elections Commission director Michael Haas told reporters just after the hearing that he expects all counties to complete the recount no later than Monday afternoon.
Explanations provided by clerks for the differences in numbers between canvass and the recount: (more…)
70% Of Vote Recounted In Wisconsin Through Tuesday, But Milwaukee Absentee Ballots Still Not In Tally
Wisconsin's presidential recount is drawing to a close, but it's hard to tell what is happening in the state's most populous city because absentee ballots have not been recounted.
Wisconsin's presidential recount is finding more votes for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but not enough Clinton votes for her to significantly cut into Trump's 27,000 vote margin according to figures from the Wisconsin Elections Board tallied through Monday.