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Politics Biden's win over Trump in Wisconsin set to be certified

22:40  30 november  2020
22:40  30 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Arizona certified Democrat Joe Biden ’ s victory in the state on Monday, dealing the latest blow to President Donald Trump ’s campaign to overturn his defeat and leaving Wisconsin as the last contested battleground state to formalize its election result.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin is scheduled to be certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump.

FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Certification of the results by the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission starts a five-day window for Trump to file a lawsuit. Trump on Saturday promised to file a lawsuit either on Monday or Tuesday, a longshot attempt to overturn the results of the election by disqualifying as many as 238,000 ballots. Trump’s attorneys have alleged without evidence that there was widespread fraud and illegal activity.

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Wisconsin vote recount confirms Joe Biden ’ s election win over Trump . Dane County completed its recount Saturday night and the Board of Canvassers certified the results on Sunday. Biden lost 91 votes in the recount, and Trump ’s vote total shrank by 46 votes, according to WISC-TV.

Joe Biden has won the state of Wisconsin in a significant blow to Donald Trump ’ s chances of re-election. The AP called Wisconsin for Mr Biden after election officials in the state said all outstanding ballots had been counted, save for a few hundred Biden campaign set to win the state.

“There’s no basis at all for any assertion that there was widespread fraud that would have affected the results," Wisconsin's Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul said in a statement Monday. He noted that Trump's recount targeted only the state's two most populous counties where the majority of Black people live.

“I have every confidence that this disgraceful Jim Crow strategy for mass disenfranchisement of voters will fail," Kaul said. “An election isn’t a game of gotcha.”

Biden’s campaign also has said the recount showed that Biden won Wisconsin decisively and there was no fraud. Even if Trump were successful in Wisconsin, the state’s 10 Electoral College votes would not be enough to undo Biden’s victory.

State law gives the power to certify the results to the chair of the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission. The position rotates between Republicans and Democrats and is currently held by Ann Jacobs, a Democrat. Republican commissioners want to wait until the legal challenges are exhausted before the vote is certified.

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However, as Mr Biden has gained ground, the Trump campaign has turned to the courts, filing lawsuits and demanding a recount in Wisconsin . With tens of thousands of ballots yet to be counted in Nevada, Mr Biden has an edge over Mr Trump . An election official said the results from more than

When CNN and other news outlets projected on Saturday that Joe Biden had won the presidency, the streets of Democratic strongholds like New York, Washington and Chicago erupted in celebrations that lasted into the night.

One, Bob Spindell, disputed that Jacobs’ action Monday would amount to final certification, arguing that cannot take place until after Trump’s lawsuit plays out.

After Jacobs signs off on the results, the elections commission staff will prepare a certificate showing Biden as the winner that goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. After he signs it, the letter is sent to the U.S. administrator of general services. Evers' spokeswoman Britt Cudaback did not immediately respond to a message asking how quickly Evers intended to sign and send the letter.

Trump’s legal challenges have failed in other battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Two lawsuits filed by others seeking to have ballots disqualified in Wisconsin were filed last week with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which has not taken action.

Trump paid $3 million for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the two largest Democratic counties in Wisconsin, increasing Biden’s lead by 74 votes. Biden won statewide by nearly 20,700 votes, or about 0.6 percentage point.

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Donald Trump has demanded a recount in Wisconsin after Joe Biden appeared to win the state by Wisconsin is likely to officially declare the winner in the coming hours after stumbling over a delay with Trump was narrowly ahead of Biden by 5 am but with a substantial number of votes still to be

Trump, during the recount, sought to have ballots discarded where election clerks filled in missing address information on the certification envelope where the ballot is inserted. The state elections commission told clerks before the election that they can fill in missing information on the absentee ballot envelopes, a practice that has been in place for at least the past 11 elections and no court has ever ruled that it was illegal.

Trump also challenged any absentee ballot where a voter declared themselves to be “indefinitely confined” under the law, a designation that increased from about 57,000 in 2016 to nearly 216,000 this year due to the pandemic. Such a declaration exempts voters from having to show photo identification to cast a ballot, which Trump attorney Christ Troupis called “an open invitation for fraud and abuse.” The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court this past spring ruled that it is up to individual voters to determine whether they are indefinitely confined, in line with guidance from the elections commission.

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Trump also sought to discard any absentee ballot where there was not a written application on file and all absentee ballots cast in-person during the two weeks before Election Day.

People who vote in-person early fill out a certification envelope that they place their ballot in and that envelope serves as the written record. But the vast majority of absentee requests these days are made online, with a voter’s name entered into an electronic log with no paper record.

Disqualifying all of the ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties that Trump identified during the recount would result in more than 238,000 votes not counting, according to an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The conservative Wisconsin Voters Alliance sued last week seeking to block certification of the results and give the Republican-controlled Legislature the power to appoint presidential electors to cast the state’s Electoral College votes. Another lawsuit filed over the weekend by Wisconsin resident Dean Mueller argues that ballots placed in drop boxes are illegal.

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