The Wisconsin recount had almost entered its halfway mark on the morning of December 6. With the state’s 10 electoral votes possibly at stake, how close is Wisconsin to finishing its recount?
Six of the state’s 72 counties had completed the recount and fewer than half of the state’s votes had been recounted as of the morning of December 6.
Another 12 counties had not submitted any recounted returns, and the rest of the counties had submitted partial returns, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission day 5 spreadsheet (posted December 5.) Some of the counties with partial returns are close to finishing, though.
As of the morning of December 6:
Votes counted for Trump so far: 621,099
Votes counted for Clinton so far: 551,200
Votes counted for Castle so far: 5,359
Votes counted for Johnson so far: 43,602
Votes counted for Stein so far: 12,231
Votes counted for Moorehead so far: 740
Votes counted for DeLaFuente so far: 653
Total votes counted so far in recount: 1,234,884
The recount spreadsheet only lists tallies for the above candidates.
Total number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election in Wisconsin: 2,975,313 overall. Total votes for the above candidates in original returns: 2,938,853. Thus, about 42% of the original returns for the above candidates are completed (there have been some changes, but they only number in the hundreds of votes).
Original results for Wisconsin, per the Election Commission:
De La Fuente: 1,514
Cherunda Fox: 44
(A few other scattering and write ins)
If Wisconsin does not complete its recount on time, and officials have said they believe the state will do so, its electoral votes could be in jeopardy (although even that dramatic scenario would not be enough to change the election results due to Donald Trump’s large lead in the Electoral College.)
Read more about the day 5 election results here, in terms of net gained and lost votes. Donald Trump overall has gained a couple dozen votes in the first 5 days of the recount.
According to Wisconsin Election Commission spreadsheets, as of December 5, these counties had completed the recount:
Counties with partial returns submitted
Fond du Lac
Counties with no returns submitted
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