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Donald Trump’s requested Milwaukee recount has sparked much more votes for Joe Biden

The state of Wisconsin was the closest during the last two presidential elections. In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton there with around 24,000 votes. And in 2020, Joe Biden defeated Trump in the state by a little less than 21,000 votes.

Hillary Clinton asked for a recount in 2016 and things barely changed. Donald Trump, who was much louder in his fraud allegations, only looked for recounts in two districts.

One of these areas was Milwaukee County, with a sizable suburban and black population. However, reports reported that that recount went back to Trump as Biden’s lead has only grown.

Washington Post’s Rosalind Helderman tweeted Friday: “Milwaukee County is completing its presidential recount – one of two counties Trump sought a Wisconsin recount. The result: Biden’s lead of around 20,000 in the entire state grew by 132 votes. “

Milwaukee County is completing its presidential recount – one of two counties that Trump requested a Wisconsin recount. The result: Biden’s lead of around 20,000 in the entire state grew by 132 votes.

– Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) November 27, 2020

Trump has consistently claimed he was betrayed in the state of Wisconsin. He shared a misleading spreadsheet on Twitter last week, writing, “Look at this in Wisconsin! One day after the election, at 3:42 a.m., Biden received a dump of 143,379 votes when they learned he was losing hard. That’s incredible!”

Check this out in Wisconsin! One day after the election, at 3:42 a.m., Biden received a dump of 143,379 votes when they learned he was losing hard. That’s incredible! pic.twitter.com/nhiLMmyHBn

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2020

Of course, political experts had warned for weeks that the swarm of democratic postal ballot papers would come later than election day. The phenomenon has been referred to as “the red mirage”.

Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.

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