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

Greg Nash

Former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggested in a tweet Wednesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’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 Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton 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.

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