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Nov 28, 2020

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. President Trump heads to Camp David for the weekend after playing golf. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
The Trump campaigns demand that there be a recount in Wisconsins largest county has ended with President-elect Joe Biden gaining even more votes there.
After the recount finished in Milwaukee county on Friday, Mr Biden gained an additional 257 votes to Donald Trumps 125, giving the President-elect a net gain of 132 votes.
The fresh look at ballots came after Mr Trump lost Wisconsin to Mr Biden by more than 20,000 votes. A recount in a second county, Dane county, is expected to conclude on Sunday.
It came as the US surpassed 13 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday. More than a quarter of a million people have died – by far the highest totals of any other country.
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Wisconsin county recount demanded by Trump sees Biden gain
A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county demanded by President Donald Trump’s election campaign ended Friday with President-elect Joe Biden gaining votes.
After the recount in Milwaukee County, Biden had a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, Biden gained 257 votes to Trump’s 125.
Mr Trump’s campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin’s most populous and Democratic-leaning counties, after losing Wisconsin to Mr Biden by over 20,000 votes. The two recounts will cost the Trump campaign $3 million. Dane County is expected to finish its recount on Sunday.
Overall, Mr Biden won the 3 November US presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes – many more than the 270 needed for victory – to Trump’s 232. Mr Biden also leads by more than six million in the popular vote tally.
After the recount ended, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said: The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure. 
The Trump campaign is still expected to mount a legal challenge to the overall result in Wisconsin, but time is running out. The state is due to certify its presidential result on Tuesday.
Tom Embury-Dennis28 November 2020 08:46
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Tom Embury-Dennis28 November 2020 08:39