Wisconsin Recount Day 2 Totals: Trump Inches Further Ahead in Dec. 3 Numbers Update

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Tabulators work on recounting presidential ballots in Dane County (Wis.) on December 1, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Getty)

Wisconsin recount totals for day 2 show that Donald Trump has inched ahead by a couple additional votes. Three to be exact.

(UPDATE: You can now see recount results through day 5. They show that Trump’s lead has continued to grow, now extending to a few dozen more votes.)

The Wisconsin Election Commission posts recount data on a spreadsheet every day. The latest spreadsheet totals as of 1:30 p.m. CST on December 3 show that the recount isn’t changing much, although a smattering of errors have been found throughout the state. The candidates each lost and gained a smattering of votes in towns, cities, and villages that are reporting, so any losses were basically cancelled out.

The Election Commission doesn’t tally the returns, but, rather, just posts a raw spreadsheet of numbers. Heavy went through the spreadsheet and tallied the lost and gained votes for Trump and Clinton for each county so far, and then subtracted the two totals for a net gain or loss for day 2.

Here’s what the returns show so far:

Day 2 totals

Clinton gained 89 votes but lost 86 for a net gain of 3 votes.
Trump gained 98 votes but lost 92 for a net gain of 6 votes.

OVERALL
Clinton gained 3 votes
Trump gained 6 votes
Net Trump gain of 3 votes on Day 2

Trump won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes.

That means that Trump inched ahead by a grand total of 3 votes in a recount expected to cost more than $3.5 million. Green Party nominee Jill Stein raised more than $6 million to fund recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The latter two recounts are now bogged down in legal issues and challenges. On December 3, Stein dropped her request for a Pennsylvania recount, saying she couldn’t afford the $1 million required, even though she raised $7 million overall for recounts. Clinton would have needed all three states – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – to flip in order to take the White House back from Trump, an exceedingly tall order.

In Wisconsin, Trump supporters sued to stop the recount, alleging it was not being conducted uniformly (some counties use paper ballots and others use machines). A judge said the recount could continue at least until a December 9 hearing. The Wisconsin recount is the first in the 2016 presidential election.

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Tabulators hand count ballots on the presidential recount on December 1, 2016 at the Green County Courthouse in Monroe, Wisconsin. (Getty)

The figures listed above for day 2 do not include partial returns from the City of Milwaukee that are in the spreadsheet. That’s because the Election Commission reports that the returns don’t yet include the city’s absentee ballots, so it’s impossible to tell yet how many votes the candidates have gained or lost in the City of Milwaukee wards (if you just look at the spreadsheet, they are all reporting huge losses for each candidate, but as noted above, it’s misleading because those figures aren’t factoring in the absentee ballots).

The other issue: The Wisconsin Election Commission’s spreadsheet is reporting that the tiny Town of Woodland in Sauk County is reporting large losses for each candidate (negative 203 and negative 132 for Trump and Clinton respectively.) However, this seemed odd, so Heavy contacted the Clerk of Courts for Sauk County. Clerk of Courts Becky Evert told Heavy the actual Woodland returns are as follows: After the County Canvass – Town of Woodland had: 206 votes for Trump & 135 votes for Clinton. After the Recount – Town of Woodland had: 207 votes for Trump & 135 votes for Clinton. Thus, Heavy has chosen to use Evert’s numbers in the day 2 calculations. She said that the Election Commission sheet had mistakenly placed Woodland’s results on the line for another village. (That village reported no change after the recount).

Be aware that the numbers do not mean that the counties have completed their results; almost all haven’t. Rather, some townships, villages, and cities within many counties had completed their results,and Heavy tabulated those. Thus, the county overall net loss or gain numbers will change as the recount continues. You can find the raw day 2 spreadsheet here.

Here are the Day 2 tallies:


WHERE TRUMP LOST VOTES

Adams County -11
Brown County -1
Buffalo County -3
Clark County -1
Columbia County -1
Crawford County -4
Dane County -3
Dodge County -3
Douglas County -1
Dunn County -1
Fond du Lac -8
Forest County -2
Green Lake County -3
Iron County -9
Marathon County -4
Menominee County -2
MKE County – City of Cudahy -2
MKE County – Village of Brown Deer -1
Monroe County -5
Outagamie County -1
Pierce County -1
Polk County -4
Portage County -10
Price County -3
Richland County -3
Sauk County -1
St. Croix County -2
Washington County -1
Winnebago County -1
Total lost without Woodland: -92
Town of Woodland, Sauk County (per the Election Commission’s spreadsheet) -203
Town of Woodland, Sauk County (per the Clerk of Courts in an email to Heavy) no votes lost
Using the Clerk’s totals, Trump’s total votes lost in day 2 was 92 votes.


WHERE TRUMP GAINED VOTES

Adams County +4
Barron County +3
Calumet County +2
Clark County +3
Columbia County +2
Crawford County +3
Dane County +3
Dodge County +1
Douglas County +4
Eau Claire County +5
Green Lake County +7
Jefferson County +6
Juneau County +3
Kenosha County +3
Kewaunee County +1
Manitowoc County +5
Marinette County +3
Marquette County +1
MKE County – City of Cudahy +1
MKE County – Village of Hales Corners +1
Monroe County +2
Outagamie +1
Polk County +1
Portage County +1
Price County +3
Richland County +4
Sauk County +3
Shawano County +7
St. Croix County +1
Walworth County +5
Washington County +3
Waupaca County +3
Waushara County +1
Wood County +1
The Town of Woodland Clerk of Courts tells Heavy that Trump gained 1 vote in the Town of Woodland recount.

+98 votes

Day 2 totals
Trump gained 98 votes
Trump lost 92 votes

Trump has a net gain of six votes in day 2 of the recount.


WHERE CLINTON LOST VOTES

Adams County -8
Buffalo County -1
Calumet County -1
Clark County -3
Columbia County -3
Crawford County -3
Dane County -4
Door County -3
Douglas County -1
Fond du Lac County -9
Forest County -2
Green Lake County -4
Iron County -1
Juneau County -4
Manitowoc County -6
Marathon County -4
Marquette County -2
Menominee County -1
Cudahy (MKE Co) -1
Village of Bayside (MKE Co) -1
Monroe County -4
Polk County -4
Price County -3
Richland County -1
Town of Woodland, Sauk County (per the Election Commission Spreadsheet) -132 (However, the Clerk of Courts tells Heavy that Clinton actually lost no votes in the Town of Woodland recount)
Shawano County -1
Walworth -1
Washington County -3
Winnebago County -5
Wood County -2

Clinton lost 86 votes (counting Woodland as no loss)


WHERE CLINTON GAINED VOTES

Adams County +1
Brown County +1
Calumet County +1
Columbia County +1
Crawford County +1
Dane County +21
Douglas County +7
Eau Claire County +5
Green Lake County +1
Iron County +3
Jefferson County +8
Juneau County +3
Kenosha County +1
Marathon County +2
Village of Brown Deer +1
Outagamie County +1
Pierce County +1
Polk County +2
Portage County +8
Price County +4
Richland County +2
Sauk County +1
Shawano County +3
Walworth +7
Washington County +2
Wood County +1

Gained 89 votes

Day 2 totals: Clinton gained 89 votes but lost 86 for a net gain of 3 votes.


OVERALL

Clinton gained 3 votes
Trump gained 6 votes
Net Trump gain of 3 votes on Day 2

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Anonymous

What a waste of time and money. Historically the democrats are the ones well know for vote tampering and honesty is just not in their vocabulary, so all this is just political posturing in an attempt to discredit the will of the American people. Let’s all pray for our president so he can hopefully improve our country. It needs help, no matter what side you are on. I did not agree with anything Obama stood for, but he was voted to my president so I prayed he would do what was right for my country.

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