- The Washington Times - Monday, December 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump spiked the football Monday evening on the “scam” of the Wisconsin recount.

In his now-customary venue of Twitter, Mr. Trump noted that far from overturning the result, the Badger State’s recount actually lengthened his lead, albeit by a statistically insignificant amount.

“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!” he tweeted.

Mr. Trump hd won the state by more than 22,000 votes, a margin never threatened during the week-long recount.

Mr. Trump — and many of his supporters — had long mocked recount efforts in Wisconsin and other close states, led by Green party candidate Jill Stein.

The far-left Ms. Stein only got about 31,000 votes herself in Wisconsin, while Mr. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each polled around 1.4 million. Nevertheless, Ms. Stein raised more than $6 million in crowd-funded recount appeals — close to twice what she spent in the actual campaign.

The conservative Decision Desk HQ, which does election-night returns, sarcastically tweeted that “We project Jill Stein’s wallet the winner of #WIRecount.”


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