After weeks of fundraising, unfounded accusations of hacking and a handful of lawsuits Jill Stein’s sole successful recount in Wisconsin has proven a bust, at least for her and Hillary Clinton who backed the efforts hoping to find a massive difference in her favor.
A day before the deadline of December 13th when all votes must be finalized, Wisconsin has concluded their recount with the final tally showing Trump coming out ahead with a net increase of 131 votes.
Wisconsin’s historic presidential recount ended Monday resulting in a net gain of 131 votes for President-elect Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said.
Trump added 844 votes to his total for the Nov. 8 election, while Clinton added 713.
Overall, the commission said, voters cast 2.976 million ballots. The recount resulted in a net increase of 837 ballots.
“Completing this recount was a challenge, but the real winners are the voters,” Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen said in a statement after signing off on the statewide results. “Based on the recount, they can have confidence that Wisconsin’s election results accurately reflect the will of the people, regardless of whether they are counted by hand or by machine.”
After the announcement, Trump sent out a Tweet to enjoy in his success. After all, he did win Wisconsin twice now, a state that Hillary Clinton was so confident in winning that she failed to hold a rally there even once.
The final Wisconsin vote is in and guess what – we just picked up an additional 131 votes. The Dems and Green Party can now rest. Scam!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016
Well that was a 3.5 million dollars wisely spent Jill Stein. According to Stein’s recount fundraising page, she had collected over $7.3 million in donations meant for recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Subtract the $3.5 million spent in Wisconsin, and maybe another few million on legal fees, the Green party and Jill Stein might be walking away with an extra $2.8 million in their pockets.
Not a bad haul for a complete scam capitalizing on the “Russian hacker” narrative and distraught Clinton voters.