Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45 vote gain for Trump. Milwaukee County, the other large and overwhelmingly liberal county in the state that was the target of a recount for which Trump paid $ 3 million, reported its results Friday, a 132 vote gain for Biden.
Together, the two counties barely changed Biden’s profit margin of approximately 20,600 votes, giving the winner a net gain of 87 votes.
“As we have said, the recount only served to reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin,” Danielle Melfi, who led Biden’s campaign in Wisconsin, said in a statement to The Associated Press.
“The Wisconsin recount is not about finding errors in the recount, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will start after the recount ends, Monday or Tuesday,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “We have found a lot of illegal votes. Stay tuned!”
Trump’s campaign officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the AP on Sunday.
The deadline to certify the vote is Tuesday. The certification is done by the Democratic chairman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which is bipartisan.
Another lawsuit filed over the weekend by Wisconsin resident Dean Mueller contends that ballots placed in mailboxes are illegal and should not be counted.
Election officials from the two counties counted those ballots during the recount, but marked them as exhibits at the request of the Trump campaign.
The Trump campaign has already failed in other courts without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts agree does not exist.
His legal challenges have failed in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.