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Trump adds 131 votes in Wisconsin’s recount

Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 18:13:21-05

MADISON, Wis. — Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin has widened by just 131 votes following a statewide recount of nearly 3 million votes.

Wisconsin on Monday certified results of the recount requested and paid for by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Earlier it said Trump had picked up 162 more votes.

Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 22,748 votes. Stein was way behind them.

Stein requested the recount in Wisconsin and tried unsuccessfully for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, alleging without evidence that voting machines could have been hacked. Recounts there were halted by the courts.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen says the recount revealed no evidence of any hacking.

Stein says she’s disappointed not all Wisconsin counties did a hand recount, although most did. Stein says the goal of the recount was never to change the outcome but to validate the vote and restore confidence in the voting system.