Little change in the election result in Milwaukee County, USA
The nation press services
2020-11-28 | Since 2 Month
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, completed the presidential vote recount yesterday, November 27, 2020, recording a slight change in the total votes in one of the state's counties as the counting is being done, but US President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready to legally challenge the cancellation of tens of thousands of cards.
President-elect Joe Biden's lead increased by 132 votes after county election officials recounted more than 450,000 votes. Biden won the state with nearly 20,600 votes, and his margin for lead in Milwaukee and Dane counties was about 2 to 1.
Trump has paid for the recount in both provinces, which have large numbers of Democratic voters. As of Friday morning, Trump is leading Biden by 68 votes in Dane County, but election officials there do not expect the countdown to be completed until Sunday.
The overall vote in Milwaukee County rose for both candidates after several hundred ballots were found earlier this week. Claire Woodall-Vogue, Milwaukee's chief election officer, said ballots were not initially counted due to "human error".
"I promised that this process would be transparent and fair, and it was," said Milwaukee County official George Christenson.
The Trump campaign appears to be preparing for a judicial appeal to alter the election result, but its window for litigation is narrow. The deadline for ratifying the vote is Tuesday. The result will be certified by the Democratic chair of the Wisconsin Election Commission, and the commission is bipartisan.
The Wisconsin Voters Alliance, a conservative group, has already filed a lawsuit against election officials, seeking to block certification of the results. It reiterates many of the claims that the Trump campaign is expected to make.
Lawyers for Wisconsin Governor Tony Everr filed a response to the lawsuit, Friday, calling it a shameless attack on democracy itself, and asking the state's Supreme Court to dismiss it.
On Friday, a US Federal Court of Appeals rejected the appeal filed by outgoing President Donald Trump, in which he considered that the electoral process was unfair, refusing to freeze a judicial decision that validated Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania.