Wisconsin recount adds 87 votes to Biden’s victory over Trump

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Griffin Connolly
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 (Independent)
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A recount of the 2020 election results in two of the largest counties in Wisconsin has confirmed that Joe Biden won the state by more than 20,000 votes over Donald Trump.

The Trump campaign, which requested the recount, spent $3m to fund it, per state rules. The recount actually added 87 more votes to Mr Biden’s lead than was initially reported.

Milwaukee County completed its recount on Friday. Dane County, which includes the state capital of Madison and is the second-most populous county in the state, completed its recount on Sunday.

News networks called the Wisconsin presidential contest for Mr Biden weeks ago, but Mr Trump has been pushing unsubstantiated election fraud claims while questioning the results in Wisconsin and other key swing states that delivered Mr Biden his victory in the Electoral College.