Wisconsin formally declares Biden won election following recount

Source: The Hill | November 30, 2020 | Julia Manchester

Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairwoman Ann Jacobs (D) on Monday formally declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the state’s presidential contest following a partial recount.

Biden won the Badger State by roughly 20,700 votes, according to Jacobs. Gov. Tony Evers (D) is now set to certify the results.

The development comes hours after Arizona officials affirmed Biden as the victor in that state as well.

Trump won both states in 2016 and has launched a number of legal efforts to challenge this year’s results. The president has claimed, without evidence, that the election was marred with widespread voter fraud. 

Trump has said he will file a lawsuit in Wisconsin by Tuesday. Monday’s certification will not block Trump from filing a lawsuit, but the development narrows Trump’s path to successfully challenging the results. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia have all certified Biden as the winner while Trump’s legal challenges have fallen flat. 

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