Nov. 28 (UPI) — President-Elect Joe Biden gained greater than 100 extra votes in Milwaukee County in a recount, including to his lead.
The Trump marketing campaign submitted a recount petition and paid a $three million charge to the Wisconsin Elections Fee for the partial recount of presidential election outcomes ordered final week, which embrace Dane and Milwaukee counties.
The outcomes confirmed Biden picked up 257 votes from the unofficial outcomes election night time, and President Donald Trump picked up 125 votes in Milwaukee County, for a internet acquire for Biden of 132 votes, bringing his lead statewide to 20,740 votes, the Milwaukee County Board of Canvassers introduced Friday night time.
Biden initially gained the state by 20,608 votes, however the Trump marketing campaign objected to greater than 25,000 ballots from individuals who voted absentee resulting from fears of the COVID-19 pandemic, permitting them to obtain an absentee poll with out offering a replica of an ID, and one other 2,197 ballots that had been “cured.” The cured ballots are ones the place the election official stuffed in lacking info on poll envelope.
Greater than 27,000 ballots the Trump marketing campaign has disputed have been put aside, because the marketing campaign has indicated it would attraction the certification choice, in keeping with the Milwaukee County Clerk’s Workplace.
Biden led by 69% of the vote in Milwaukee County, which has a 27% Black inhabitants, in comparison with a virtually 7% Black inhabitants statewide, in keeping with U.S. Census information.
The Milwaukee County Board of Canvassers licensed presidential elections outcomes Friday night.
Biden additionally led by 75% of the vote in Dane County, which has solely a few 6% Black inhabitants.
The state is predicted to certify its election outcomes by Tuesday.