President-elect Donald Trump expanded his win by 162 votes in Wisconsin after a recount was requested and conducted in the state.
State officials had always expected a recount to uphold Trump’s surprise win in the Badger State. Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, filed a request for a recount following unsupported concerns hackers meddled with the results.
The final vote total, certified by Mark Thomsen, chair of the Wisconsin Elections Committee, changed by 1,769 votes after approximately 3 million ballots were recounted.
Trump previously said the efforts to conduct a recount in Wisconsin and other states amounted to a “scam.” The president-elect called the request “ridiculous” and said that the “people have spoken and the election is over.”
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