When Donald Trump ran for the presidency in 2016, he told his supporters that they would “get tired of all the winning” once he was in the White House. It doesn’t seem, however, that Trump gets tired of all the losing, as another of his attempts to thwart a democratic election and reinstall himself in the White House went up in smoke on Friday.
The Trump campaign attempted to use the recount to disqualify tens of thousands of ballots, motions that were rejected by election officials. But the campaign could now sue over their challenges and try to convince a court. https://t.co/eBCLPiLEEF
— Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) November 27, 2020
NEW: Milwaukee – one of 2 Wisconsin counties doing a recount – has completed their work. Biden gained 132 votes.
womp womp. https://t.co/iDBEeVRiPS
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 27, 2020
It was Trump who insisted that Milwaukee County, the county with the highest percentage of black voters just as every county Trump wants recounted in a swing state are, be recounted. Instead of election officials finding that Biden got illegitimate votes, they found that 132 more votes were cast for Biden than had been recorded during the initial count.
A local ABC affiliate reported updates throughout the day:
‘President-elect Joe Biden received 317,527 votes compared to 317,270 from the initial count.
‘The Board of Canvassers certified the results early Friday evening.
‘”This recount demonstrated what we already know, that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure. We have once again demonstrated good government in Wisconsin,” Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said.’
For all Trump’s talk of election fraud and a stolen election, not a shred of evidence has been presented in court. Judges have repeatedly dismissed their claims for lack of evidence, including one who ruled that the Trump legal team couldn’t legally continue to appeal the case, a ruling reserved for frivolous lawsuits. Trump has lost, and the sooner he admits it, the sooner his rabid fan base can learn to accept it.
Twitter was delighted with the results of the recount in Milwaukee County. Read some of their comments below: