Donald Trump Still Won Wisconsin By 22,000 Votes and the Pennsylvania Recount Isn't Going to Happen

Stein at a press conference outside Trump Tower, December 2016. Photo via AP

The Jill Stein-backed recount in Wisconsin has concluded, and Donald Trump still won the state by some 22,000 votes. Meanwhile, a judge has rejected Stein’s effort to continue a recount in Pennsylvania. Take a moment to appreciate the dependable, almost soothingly predictable shittiness of 2016, and then use this as a case study to show your non-voting friends why they should feel bad.


The AP reports that after the recount, the voting totals in Wisconsin “barely budged.” Trump has yet to respond, although surely a gloating tweet is mere minutes away. Meanwhile, Jill Stein is railing about Pennsylvania, where a federal judge said it “borders on the irrational” to say any hacking of the voting machines might have occurred.

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Anna Merlan

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.

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