- Reuters/William Philpott
President-elect Donald Trump expanded his win by 131 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 over unsupported concerns that 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.”
Editor’s Note: This story has been amended to correctly state the amount of votes Trump gained in Wisconsin. The president-elect added 131 votes to his total, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, not 162, as initially stated.