In his quest to overturn the 2020 election results, Donald Trump paid $3 million for a partial recount of Wisconsin but the move backfired as the final tally expanded President-elect Joe Biden’s lead by 87 votes, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
According to The Post, over 800,000 ballots were recounted at the request of the Trump campaign. Dane County became the final Wisconsin county to complete its recount on Sunday.
“As a result of the recount, Biden’s lead over Trump in Wisconsin grew by 87 votes,” the report said. “Under Wisconsin law, Trump was required to foot the bill for the partial recount — meaning his campaign paid $3 million only to see Biden’s lead expand.”
Each new vote in Biden’s lead cost the Trump campaign around $34,000.
Wisconsin state law requires the Wisconsin Election Commission chairwoman, a Democrat, to certify the results by Tuesday.