Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers certifies Joe Biden victory in Wisconsin as lawsuits stack up

From The Journal Times.com:

Dane County's recount of ballots in the 2020 presidential election resulted in a 58-vote gain for President Donald Trump, barely budging President-elect Joe Biden's winning margin.

Gov. Tony Evers certified Wisconsin’s presidential election results Monday, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and clearing the way for a number of lawsuits against the outcome to make their way through the courts.

The chairperson of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Ann Jacobs, a Democratic appointee, affirmed the presidential election results from all 72 counties, including the recounts conducted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, in a brief teleconference Monday afternoon. Evers certified them shortly after, clearing one of the last hurdles, pending a lawsuit, for Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes to go to Biden.

For President Donald Trump’s campaign, which has so far come up short in multiple efforts to overturn the election results in several states, its last resort in Wisconsin is to appeal to the courts, which Trump has said he would do.

The recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties finished Monday, netting Biden an additional 74 votes and barely changing his margin of victory. Overall, Biden won the state with 20,682 more votes than Trump. Biden got 1,630,866 votes, while Trump got 1,610,184 votes.

Commission staff sent a statement to Evers showing the election results, which the governor is required by law to send to the U.S. administrator of general services. The process is viewed as administrative and usually doesn’t receive much attention.

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gov-tony-evers-certifies-joe-biden-victory-in-wisconsin-as-lawsuits-stack-up/article_6c7061c4-9281-53af-a87b-3e8e2dc62818.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

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