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Scott Walker suggests Biden's Wisconsin lead too big for recount

Former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggested in a tweet Wednesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE’s lead in the crucial battleground state was too steep to be overturned in a recount.

“After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes,” Walker, a Trump ally, tweeted. “After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, @realDonaldTrump numbers went up by 131. As I said, 20,000 is a high hurdle.”

According to The Associated Press, Biden leads in Wisconsin, a key swing state in both candidates’ path to 270 electoral votes, by about 20,000 votes, or just under 1 percentage, with 97 percent of precincts reporting. President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE defeated Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJuan Williams: The real 'Deep State' is pro-Trump Rep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? MORE by a similar margin, 47.22 percent to 46.45 percent, in 2016.

Results are also still outstanding in several other states that could help seal a Trump or Biden victory, including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia.