Wisconsin Recount: Yes, Trump Still Won

President-elect actually picked up 162 votes the second time around
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 12, 2016 3:41 PM CST
A ballot with a vote for Donald J. Trump is shown during a statewide election recount in Waterford Township, Mich., Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The recount comes at the request of Jill Stein, who also requested...   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) – Republican Donald Trump's victory in Wisconsin has been reaffirmed following a presidential recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes, reports the AP. Trump picked up a net 162 votes as a result of the recount that the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified Monday. Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for the recount that began Dec. 1. But after recounting nearly 3 million ballots, little changed. The final results changed by fewer than 1,800 votes. Stein has also tried to get statewide recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, but courts have stopped them. The federal deadline to certify the vote is Tuesday. Wisconsin's recount uncovered no widespread problems or hacking as Stein had suggested, without evidence, that there might be. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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