Counting complete: President-elect Donald Trump declared the winner after recount in Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's presidential recount has been completed and the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified the results Monday, December 12th.

The Commission declared President-elect Donald Trump the winner in Wisconsin.

According to the Commission, President-elect Trump received 1,405,284 votes in the recount compared to 1,404,440 in the original canvass.

Hillary Clinton received 1,382,536 votes in the recount compared to 1,381,823 in the recount.

The original margin between the top two candidates was 22,617 votes.  After the recount, the margin is 22,748.

After the recount, Mr. Trump’s margin over Clinton increased by just 131 votes.

Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton

Mark Thomsen

Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Mark Thomsen certified a canvass statement in Madison at 3:00 p.m. on Monday -- a day ahead of the federal deadline -- guaranteeing Congress will recognize Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes. The canvass statement signed is the official Wisconsin result of the general election, conducted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, for the Office of President of the United States.

"I`m personally very happy (the recount) was done because not only Wisconsin, the world knows our system has integrity," Thomsen said.

Don Millis

Don Millis

One Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission called the recount "a scam."

"Need to do a little bit more to keep this from happening," Don Millis said.

Below is a statement from the Wisconsin Republican Party on the completion of the recount:

"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.”

Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker on Monday called it a "ridiculous" recount, and commended county clerks for working long hours to finish counting.

"I think they`ve shown throughout this process it was very clear that the vote was legitimate here in the state. For a lot of the clerks in particular, municipal clerks, are going through the process of going through property tax bills, doing year-end work, so I thought it was an added burden, unfortunately, for them. This is allowed by the law, but they obviously up for the challenge," Governor Walker said.

Speaking to conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes, Governor Walker said he and fellow Republicans would seek changes to state law that allowed Green Party candidate Jill Stein to successfully request the recount.

Two Elections Commission members said they wouldn't specifically ask the Legislature for the change.

"It will not be our job to make recommendations to the Legislature," Thomsen said.

Jill Stein

Jill Stein

The recount began December 1st after Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for it. We don't yet know the total actual cost of the recount, but Stein will have to pay the bill.

Her attempts to get recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania were blocked in court. Stein suggested without evidence that voting machines in the three states could have been hacked.

Stein gained 66 votes from the recount -- meaning if the estimate of $3.9 million stands, it would cost her $59,000 per vote.

Commissioners said Monday there was no evidence of Russian hacking in Wisconsin's election. CIA officials said they believe Russia did try to influence the election to help President-elect Trump.

CLICK HERE for presidential recount results via the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Presidential recount

Meanwhile, a federal judge issued on Monday 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.

In his 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party's lawsuit, which had been opposed by President-elect Donald Trump, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.


  • Tina

    I would love if the Mrs. Stein instead of wasting time and big money on recounting votes ,would rather raise money for the people who lost their homes to the fire, to the tornedoes.

      • Ace

        Then she should be recounting IL and specifically Chicago. She would find that dead people continue to vote, early and often.

      • confused

        Writes: really? because when President Elect Trump even thought there could be tampering hilary got all upset about his not accepting democracy. If it’s such an issue with her, everyone should have recounted where he lost by a slim margin. stein wants her 15 minutes of fame thru hilary’s $. stein had no where near this $ when she was running. Hmmmm

      • Don't want those votes to go down do you liberals?

        LOL Ace is right, she should check Chicago.. of course that would mean the Dem vote number would go down quite a lot and she knows it. All of the fraudulent votes from dead folks and illegals are all in the liberals favor since that is their favorite way to boost votes besides offering of free rides to the polls for the homeless and free cigarettes.. of course they will deny that at every opportunity even though that is 100% truth.

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  • Bruce

    The whole recount effort was backed and pushed by Clinton. Stein was just a pawn. She was probably promised a cushy job in the Clinton Foundation or some other compensation to initiate the recount effort. Clinton didn’t want to look like a Hippocrite after bashing Trump for not promising to honor the election results.

    • Christy

      Yes totally agree…I mean TRUMP SAID HED RECOUNT IF HE DIDNT WIN…but when HILLARY FOUGHT BACK THIS ARGUMENT ON DEBATE TONITE, SHE said it with such conviction…asking a recount herself after losing would give her so much EMBARRASSMENT shed have to jump off a cliff…SHE had to HIDE BEHIND STEIN ON ALL THIS CRAP…It must really suck to be her right now.
      Karmas having a a big party on her right now.
      I hope to never hear from her much anymore

  • Harvey Easton

    Im curious why the recount, instead of some kind of research into the whole DNC collusion with the Hillary team to undermine Bernie. I think there is a very under reported story there.

    • Requesting accountability

      Thanks for your comment. Based upon living in park Ridge- hilary’s really hard life -95%WHITE. Omg and the foundation! If that white girl was in Harlem without secret service she would not survive.

  • Requesting accountability

    Good grief. Sanders should have been pres nominee. Oh well, now we must deal with this crap. Trump! What a danger as we are dealing with his putting into position so many of questionable character. Clinton should have never been on the ticket and stein just a pawn.

  • Christy

    What a great day to be an American. Thank you to all three states who fulfilled their constituitional duty in dealing with this recount scam by Green party Psycho Leader Jill Stein. May the remaining $ be returned to donors not Stein herself. In any event, TY again to all poll workers who were subjected to this outrageously unneeded recount. God bless everyone. Merry Christmas!!

  • Hell in a Handbasket

    “Speaking to conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes”. Again Faux 6 political reporter Theo Keith cannot help himself from showing his bias. If the Governor spoke to Ed Schultz I’m sure Theodore would not use the term “Liberal” talk radio host. FAKE NEWS!

  • Money

    Millions spent in Wisconsin .Great.. Money in Wisconsin for a change, Lets not complain, just be glad for the money.

  • Denise

    The liberal meltdown on election night was unprecedented. It was amazing to watch the biggest upset in the history of politics. The liberals arrived at the Javits center to praise their leader and look for direction in their lives, instead they were horrified when Trump penetrated the blue wall. Her supporters were walking around without guidance for the first time in their lives and they will not receive a participation award.

  • confused

    CIA officials said they believe Russia did try to influence the election to help President-elect Trump. OMG seriously? Where was the CIA for Benghazi? Tim Mcvay? Where were they for Twin Towers? The CA Christmas party shooting? The night club in FL shooting? There was actual real chatter, phone calls, pleas for help and you did nothing. Now this imaginary influence you act on?

  • marcus wilson

    HEY HILLARY due to your puppets request to recount you lost even more votes you must feel lower then before HA

  • deletedagain

    The latest is Clinton and her supporters are working on getting the electoral college to change their votes. .. If Clinton had won the election just think of all scams she would pull on the United States citizens in four years ? Be very ,very happy she didn’t win.
    People don’t like Trump because of what he might do. I never liked Clinton because of she has done in the past, during the election and and continues to do today.

  • Ghost of the Gipper

    Liberalism along with the democratic party will never see another win thanks to the good people of this country. They have failed. The blue wall came down like an iceberg.

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