Recount Results:Trump wins in Wisconsin & Pennsylvania,US recount results 2016,electoral college,Presidential election recount ,Republican Donald Trump,US Elections 2016
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 for a presidential recount in Pennsylvania that complained the state's reliance on aging electronic voting machines made it highly vulnerable to hacking.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein successfully requested and paid for the Wisconsin recount while her attempts for similar statewide recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan were blocked by the courts.
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.
Jill Stein got denied recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan but will get a complete recount in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Election Commission alerted media that all 72 counties have finished their counts and that all of them are expected to have results reported in time for a certification at 3 pm CT today
In Pennsylvania, state officials certified the results of the election in the hours following the decision by U.S. District Judge Paul S.
Trump beat Clinton in the state by about 44,000 votes out of 6 million cast, or less than 1 percent, according to the final tally after weeks of counting provisional and overseas ballots. Green Party voters had petitioned some counties to do partial recounts, affecting few votes, county officials said.