Trump remains winner of Wisconsin after recount

Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 16:24:03-05
3:10 p.m.
   Republican Donald Trump's victory in Wisconsin has been reaffirmed following a presidential recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes.
   Trump picked up a net 162 votes as a result of the recount that the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified Monday. Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for the recount that began Dec. 1.
   But after recounting nearly 3 million ballots, little changed. The final results changed by fewer than 1,800 votes.
   Stein has also tried to get statewide recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, but courts have stopped them. The federal deadline to certify the vote is Tuesday.
   Wisconsin's recount uncovered no widespread problems or hacking as Stein had suggested, without evidence, that there might be.
Wisconsin's presidential recount has been completed and the state Elections Commission planned to vote Monday on certifying the results.
Republican Donald Trump's margin of victory had decreased by just 25 votes with nearly all the ballots recounted. The final tally will be revealed once the recount is certified.
The recount began Dec. 1 after Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for it. 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.
With 95 percent of Wisconsin's vote recounted Sunday, Hillary Clinton had picked up 25 votes on Trump, who won the state by more than 22,000 votes.
Wisconsin faced a Tuesday deadline to certify the vote or put its 10 Electoral College votes at risk.
To track the Wisconsin presidential recount results, click here