Presidential recount: 23 of 72 counties done; President-elect Donald Trump has added to his lead
The presidential recount has been completed in several counties in southeastern Wisconsin — and President-elect Donald Trump has added to his lead over Hillary Clinton.
As of Tuesday, December 6th, the recount was officially done in Ozaukee County, Walworth County and Dodge County in southeastern Wisconsin.
The recount should be finished soon in Washington County and Sheboygan County.
There are still plenty of ballots to count in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County and Racine County.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission says it is confident that voting machines in St. Croix County that had broken warranty seals are accurately tabulating and reporting results there.
The Commission issued a statement Tuesday, explaining why some of the voting machines in St. Croix County in northern Wisconsin had broken seals. It included an affidavit from a technician saying he broke them to service modems on the scanners. Commission officials said they’re confident the machines are accurately tabulating and reporting results.
The Commission said Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign had representatives on site who verified the accuracy of ballots fed through the machines.
St. Croix County reported after the recount that President-elect Donald Trump gained one vote over Hillary Clinton.
Statewide, President-elect Trump has added to his victory total in Wisconsin as the recount continues.
President-elect Trump had picked up 143 votes on Hillary Clinton based on counties that reported by Tuesday that they had completed the recount. President-elect Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes in the state.
The recount in Wisconsin began on December 1st — and 23 out of the 72 counties were done as of December 6th.
In those counties, President-elect Trump has picked up 105 votes and Clinton has dropped 41 votes.
Here is the county-by-county breakdown:
Adams (-17 Trump, –25 Clinton)
Ashland (no change)
Barron (+8 Trump, +10 Clinton)
Buffalo (-1 Trump, -5 Clinton)
Columbia (+4 Trump, +2 Clinton)
Crawford (-8 Trump, -6 Clinton)
Dodge (-8 Trump, 0 Clinton)
Door (-4 Trump, -12 Clinton)
Florence (+1 Trump, -1 Clinton)
Forest (-1 Trump, -5 Clinton)
Green (no change)
Green Lake (+3 Trump, -8 Clinton)
Iron (-9 Trump, +2 Clinton)
Langlade (+42 Trump, -10 Clinton)
Menominee (-2 Trump, -1 Clinton)
Ozaukee (+34 Trump, +2 Clinton)
Polk (-5 Trump, -5 Clinton)
Price (-3 Trump, -2 Clinton)
Sauk (+8 Trump, -1 Clinton)
Shawano (no change)
St. Croix (+3 Trump, +2 Clinton)
Walworth (+12 Trump, +4 Clinton)
Washburn (+32 Trump, -2 Clinton)
Stein requested the recount of the nearly three million ballots cast. Stein got less than one percent of the statewide vote and has said her goal is to rule out any concerns about the integrity of the vote being compromised.
Officials with the Wisconsin Elections Commission said all counties are on track to finish by the December 12th deadline.
CLICK HERE for presidential recount results via the Wisconsin Elections Commission.