A U.S. judge on Friday rejected a request by supporters of President-elect Donald Trump to stop a vote recount in Wisconsin, where the Republican won by more than 27,200 votes in the Nov. 8 election, according to court documents.
Wisconsin is one of three states where Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who finished fourth in the presidential poll, sought recounts. Even if recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were all to go ahead, they would be extremely unlikely to change the outcome of Trump’s win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Great America political action committee and Stop Hillary PAC had both gone to court last week to halt the recount, which is more than 88 percent complete, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Full story here