The Wisconsin recount had almost entered its halfway mark on the morning of December 6. With the state’s 10 electoral votes possibly at stake, how close is Wisconsin to finishing its recount?
Six of the state’s 72 counties had completed the recount and fewer than half of the state’s votes had been recounted as of the morning of December 6.
Another 12 counties had not submitted any recounted returns, and the rest of the counties had submitted partial returns, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission day 5 spreadsheet(posted December 5.) Some of the counties with partial returns are close to finishing, though.
The deadline is 8 p.m. December 12 to complete the recount. The state needs to certify its recount results by December 13 to ensure they count when the Electoral College votes on December 19.
As of the morning of December 6:
Votes counted for Trump so far: 621,099 Votes counted for Clinton so far: 551,200 Votes counted for Castle so far: 5,359 Votes counted for Johnson so far: 43,602 Votes counted for Stein so far: 12,231 Votes counted for Moorehead so far: 740 Votes counted for DeLaFuente so far: 653
Total votes counted so far in recount: 1,234,884 The recount spreadsheet only lists tallies for the above candidates.
Total number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election in Wisconsin: 2,975,313 overall. Total votes for the above candidates in original returns: 2,938,853. Thus, about 42% of the original returns for the above candidates are completed (there have been some changes, but they only number in the hundreds of votes).
Original results for Wisconsin, per the Election Commission:
Trump: 1,404,000 Clinton: 1,381,823 Castle: 12,156 Johnson: 106,585 Stein: 31,006 Moorehead: 1,769 De La Fuente: 1,514 Cherunda Fox: 44 McMullin: 9,998 Maturen: 243 (A few other scattering and write ins)
If Wisconsin does not complete its recount on time, and officials have said they believe the state will do so, its electoral votes could be in jeopardy (although even that dramatic scenario would not be enough to change the election results due to Donald Trump’s large lead in the Electoral College.)
Read more about the day 5 election results here, in terms of net gained and lost votes. Donald Trump overall has gained a couple dozen votes in the first 5 days of the recount.
According to Wisconsin Election Commission spreadsheets, as of December 5, these counties had completed the recount:
Menominee Crawford Forest Green Lake Iron Price
Counties with partial returns submitted
Adams Barron Brown Buffalo Burnett Calumet Chippewa Clark Columbia Dane Dodge Door Douglas Dunn Eau Claire Fond du Lac Grant Green Iowa Jackson Jefferson Juneau Kenosha Kewaunee Lafayette Langlade Manitowoc Marathon Marinette Marquette Milwaukee Monroe Oneida Outagamie Ozaukee Pierce Polk Portage Racine Richland Rock Sauk Sawyer Shawano St. Croix Trempeleau Walworth Washburn Washington Waukesha Waupaca Waushara Winnebago Wood
Counties with no returns submitted
Ashland Bayfield Florence La Crosse Lincoln Oconto Pepin Rusk Sheboygan Taylor Vernon Vilas