Waupaca County’s recount completed
Trump gains 20 votes, Clinton 11
By Robert Cloud
After three days of examining and recounting the ballots, Waupaca County tabulators found a total of 71 uncounted ballots.
Waupaca County Clerk Mary Robbins attributed the discrepancies between the original number of presidential votes cast and the recount figure to human error.
“The optical scan did not show the vote if the arrow wasn’t filled in correctly,” Robbins said.
The hand count found votes the scanner did not count on Election Day.
Of the 71 additional votes for president uncovered by the recount, 20 were for President-elect Donald Trump and 11 were for Hillary Clinton.
The remaining votes were for independent party candidates and write-ins.
Total votes for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who paid $3.5 million for the recount, rose from 240 to 242 after the recount in Waupaca County.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 801 votes after the recount, which was one more than he received in the original count.
Trump received a total of 16,209 votes in Waupaca County, while Clinton garnered 8,451.
According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Trump gained 844 votes statewide, while Clinton added 713 votes.
Recounts were conducted and the votes certified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Trump carried Wisconsin with 1.4 million votes, while Clinton received 1.38 million votes.