Wisconsin’s presidential election results certified – Trump wins

Updates with new figures provided by the Wisconsin Elections Commission after their Wednesday afternoon news conference

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin has been reaffirmed following a presidential recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by 22,748 votes.

Trump’s lead widened by 131 votes as a result of the recount that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) 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.

Donald Trump: 
Original canvass: 1,404,440
Recount: 1,405,284
Net result: +844

Hillary Clinton: 
Original canvass: 1,382,536
Recount: 1,381,823
Net result: +713

Wisconsin’s recount uncovered no widespread problems or hacking as Stein had suggested, without evidence, that there might be.

WEC Administrator Michael Haas said the majority of vote changes were the result of human error. “Some voters do not follow the instructions and mark their ballots correctly for the machines can count them.  In the tight deadlines to report the results, election officials make math mistakes, we forget things, we accidentally transpose numbers.”

The federal deadline to certify the vote is Tuesday. Commissioner Mark Thomsen said he would certify the canvass Monday at 3 p.m. in Madison, one day ahead of the federal deadline. The canvass statement is signed as the official result of Nov. 8 presidential election.

“Thanks to all the hard work of the county clerks, the municipal clerks, the candidates’ board workers… all those people that gave up their time this holiday season to ensure and show the world that Wisconsin has fair, efficient and honest elections,” Thomsen said.

Stein issued a statement late Monday afternoon:

With the recount finished in Wisconsin, we applaud the countless workers and observers who helped ensure a full recount throughout the state. We however remain disappointed that not all counties conducted a full hand recount, which is considered the “gold standard.” While we were able to beat back efforts by Trump and the GOP to stop the recount, the refusal by some of the largest and most important counties in the state to conduct a hand recount, undermined the ability to get an accurate recount. In fact, Milwaukee County, the largest and the most socio-economically, racially and ethnically diverse county in the state, declined a hand recount, and given the discoveries in Michigan, it is imperative to examine if voters in that county encountered machine errors, manipulations and voter issues on Election Day.

“As this process comes to a close, we must remember that it was still met with attempt after attempt to destroy the recount: a baseless FEC complaint by the Wisconsin Republican Party; a frivolous suit filed by a Trump super PAC whose argument the judge called ‘dead on arrival’; and a last-minute $2.4 million increase in recount cost which was either a disturbing tactic to deter a recount or showed the state’s unpreparedness in conducting one – neither reflect well on the state’s handling of our invaluable electoral system. And while the obstructionist efforts of Trump and his allies failed in the Wisconsin recount, the state has barriers already in place that threaten the constitutional rights of Wisconsin voters, including having some of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the country.

“This recount was never about changing the outcome; it was about validating the vote and restoring confidence in our voting system to Americans across the country who have doubts. The recount in Wisconsin raised a number of important election integrity issues that bear further assessment and serious action to ensure we have integrity and confidence in our electoral system.”

Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Mark Morgan issued a brief statement shortly after the canvass was certified:

This recount served as nothing more than one final, desperate attempt for Hillary Clinton and her most extreme supporters to try and overturn Wisconsin’s election results. Now that this absurd political stunt has ended, we can focus on coming together behind common-sense reforms in Washington and an agenda that will move Wisconsin and this country forward.”

Clerk offices in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties have been recounting ballots as requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Stein asked for a recount based on claims that Wisconsin’s voting machines were vulnerable to hacking. Stein also requested recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, but she has been denied in those states.

Here are results for Northeast Wisconsin:

Brown County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 14 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: +11)
  • Clinton: Gained 27 votes, lost 10 votes (net result: +17)
  • Johnson: Gained 1 vote

Calumet County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 26 votes, lost 7 votes (net result: +19)
  • Clinton: Gained 9 votes, lost 13 votes (net result: -4)
  • Johnson: Gained 2 vote, lost 1 vote (net result: +1)
  • Stein: Gained 1 vote, lost 1 vote (net result: 0)

Dodge County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 4 votes, lost 12 votes (net result: -8)
  • Clinton: Gained 3 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: 0)
  • Johnson: Gained 1 vote, lost 2 votes (net result: -1)

Door County – completed

  • Trump: Lost 4 votes
  • Clinton: Lost 12 votes
  • Stein: Lost 9 votes

Fond du Lac County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 3 votes, lost 25 votes (net result: -22)
  • Clinton: Gained 12 votes, lost 16 votes (net result: -4)
  • Johnson: Lost 1 vote
  • Stein: Lost 1 vote

Forest County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 2 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: -1)
  • Clinton: Lost 5 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 4 votes
  • Stein: Gained 6 votes

Green Lake County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 11 votes, lost 8 votes (net result: +3)
  • Clinton: Gained 1 vote, lost 9 votes (net result: -8)
  • Johnson: Gained 2 votes

Kewaunee County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 2 votes
  • Clinton: Gained 4 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 1 vote

Langlade County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 48 votes, lost 6 votes (net result: +42)
  • Clinton: Gained 2 vote, lost 12 votes (net result: -10)
  • Castle: Lost 2 votes
  • Johnson: Lost 1 vote
  • Stein: Gained 2 votes, lost 1 vote (net result: +1)

Manitowoc County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 80 votes, lost 29 votes (net result: +51)
  • Clinton: Gained 59 votes, lost 27 votes (net result: +32)
  • Castle: Gained 3 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 6 vote, lost 2 votes (net result: +4)
  • Stein: Gained 2 votes, lost 1 vote (net result: -1)
  • Moorehead: Lost 1 vote

Marinette County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 3 votes, lost 5 votes (net result: -2)
  • Clinton: Gained 1 vote, lost 5 votes (net result: -4)
  • Castle: Lost 1 vote
  • Stein: Lost 3 votes
  • Moorehead: Gained 2 votes

Menominee County – completed

  • Trump: Lost 2 votes
  • Clinton: Lost 1 vote
  • Castle: Gained 3 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 12 votes
  • Stein: Gained 17 votes

Oconto County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 92 votes
  • Clinton: Gained 58 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: +56)
  • Johnson: Gained 9 votes

Outagamie County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 31 votes, lost 35 votes (net result: -4)
  • Clinton: Gained 29 votes, lost 48 votes (net result: -19)
  • Castle: Gained 2 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: 0)
  • Johnson: Gained 5 votes, Lost 3 votes (net result: 2)
  • Stein: Gained 1 vote
  • De La Fuente: Gained 1 vote, lost 2 votes (net result: -1)

Shawano County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 32 votes, lost 5 votes (net result: +27)
  • Clinton: Gained 14 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: +12)
  • Johnson: Gained 7 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: +5)
  • Stein: Gained 1 vote

Sheboygan County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 63 votes, lost 7 votes (net result: +56)
  • Clinton: Gained 64 votes, lost 20 votes (net result: +44)
  • Castle: Gained 2 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 4 vote, lost 2 votes (net result: +2)
  • Stein: Gained 3 votes

Waupaca County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 29 votes, lost 9 votes (net result: +20)
  • Clinton: Gained 13 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: +11)
  • Castle: Gained 4 votes
  • Johnson: Gained 3 votes, lost 2 votes (net result: +1)
  • Stein: Gained 5 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: +2)
  • De La Fuente: Lost 4 votes

Waushara County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 1 vote, lost 3 votes (net result: -2)
  • Clinton: Gained 2 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: -1)
  • Johnson: Gained 1 vote, lost 1 vote (net result: 0)

Winnebago County – completed

  • Trump: Gained 18 votes, lost 21 votes (net result: -3)
  • Clinton: Gained 25 votes, lost 32 votes (net result: -7)
  • Castle: Gained 1 vote, lost 2 votes (net result: -1)
  • Johnson: Gained 4 votes, lost 6 votes (net result: -2)
  • Stein: Gained 3 votes, lost 3 votes (net result: 0)
  • De La Fuente: Lost 2 votes

 

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