Biden expands lead in Wisconsin by 87 votes after Trump spent $3 million for recount

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday expanded his lead in Wisconsin after Donald Trump spent $3 million for a recount in two of the largest counties in the state.

Milwaukee completed its recount on Friday and Dane county completed its recount on Sunday.

In the end, Biden expanded his lead by 87 votes to beat President Donald Trump by more than 20,000 votes.

More than 800,000 votes that had been cast in the two counties were recounted and Biden won again, expanding his lead.

Trump was required to pay for the recounts under Wisconsin law. He did and lost again.

President Trump has failed to overturn the election results in several states, including in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Arizona will finalize its results on Monday. It is the fifth of the six states where President Trump has attempted to upend the vote certification process.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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