The Wisconsin recount vote is not turning out quite how Jill Stein, Hillary Clinton or George Soros had hoped.
With day 2 now in the books, Donald Trump has moved ahead by a three more additional votes.
After a second day of wasting everyone’s time and money, Wisconsin now has Trump ahead by an additional three votes.
Heavy.com reports on Stein’s massive recount failure…
The Wisconsin Election Commission posts recount data on a spreadsheet every day. The latest spreadsheet totals as of 1:30 p.m. CST on December 3 show that the recount isn’t changing much, although a smattering of errors have been found throughout the state. The candidates each lost and gained a smattering of votes in towns, cities, and villages that are reporting, so any losses were basically cancelled out.
The Election Commission doesn’t tally the returns, but, rather, just posts a raw spreadsheet of numbers. Heavy went through the spreadsheet and tallied the lost and gained votes for Trump and Clinton for each county so far, and then subtracted the two totals for a net gain or loss for day 2.
Here’s what the returns show so far:
Day 2 totals
Clinton gained 89 votes but lost 86 for a net gain of 3 votes.
Trump gained 98 votes but lost 92 for a net gain of 6 votes.
Clinton gained 3 votes
Trump gained 6 votes
Net Trump gain of 3 votes on Day 2
Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes.
That means that Trump inched ahead by a grand total of 3 votes in a recount expected to cost more than $3.5 million. Green Party nominee Jill Stein raised more than $6 million to fund recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The latter two recounts are now bogged down in legal issues and challenges. On December 3, Stein dropped her request for a Pennsylvania recount, saying she couldn’t afford the $1 million required, even though she raised $7 million overall for recounts. Clinton would have needed all three states – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – to flip in order to take the White House back from Trump, an exceedingly tall order.
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