Trump Gains 131 More Votes After Wisconsin Recount


Donald Trump
• December 12, 2016 4:48 pm


President-elect Donald Trump has gained more than 100 votes over Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin following the state's election recount.

The Wisconsin recount, pushed by Green Party nominee Jill Stein, concluded on Monday and shows that Trump has picked up 131 net votes in the state. Nearly 3 million ballots were recounted in the state, which Trump won by over 22,000 votes, the Associated Press reported.

Trump's victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed following a statewide vote recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 23,000 votes. Meanwhile, a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election and scan some counties' election systems for signs of hacking.


Stein got only about 1 percent of the vote in each of the three states, which Trump narrowly won over Clinton. Stein argued, without evidence, that voting machines in all three states were susceptible to hacking. All three states were crucial to Trump's victory, having last voted for a Republican for president in the 1980s.

The numbers barely budged in Wisconsin after nearly 3 million votes were recounted. Trump, a billionaire New York real estate mogul, picked up 131 votes and won by 22,748 votes. The final results changed just 0.06 percent.

Stein has also unsuccessfully pushed for recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

UPDATE 6:33 P.M.: This post originally said that Donald Trump gained 162 net votes, reflecting what other media outlets were reporting. The number was revised to 131 votes, and this post was updated accordingly, to include new text from the Associated Press' story.

Published under: 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Wisconsin