As the American people have moved beyond the shock of Donald Trump being named the winner of the 2016 election, and have instead begun to question the validity of how they’re being told it happened, numerous inconsistencies and unlikelihoods have arisen in the voting tallies in various swing states. For one Wisconsin county had vote totals showing that more people voted for president than voted at all. Now that some of the Wisconsin numbers are being officially revised, it calls into question whether Trump even won the state.
The controversy in Wisconsin began when Outagamie County posted official results in which the total number of people who voted for president was higher than the total number of people who showed up to vote at all. This is numerically impossible. Now Outagamie has officially revised its numbers, as noted by Fast Company reporter Dan Solomon in his Twitter timeline, adjusting its vote total for Donald Trump downward – and now the original discrepancy has vanished accordingly.
Considering that Donald Trump only “won” the state of Wisconsin by around 22,000 votes to begin with, and now 1500 of his supposed votes have now been taken off the board on the above adjustment in one county alone, it raises the question of how many more votes may be adjusted by other counties who realize errors – and it raises the even larger question of whether Trump won Wisconsin at all. So what happens now?
Hillary Clinton can ask for a state level recount, which would force every county in Wisconsin to revisit their vote totals. Considering that nearly two million votes were cast in the state, and that Donald Trump’s official lead is now down to just 20,500 votes, along with the evidence that already shows us one Wisconsin county wildly over-reported votes in Trump’s favor, the ongoing developments out of the state are worth watching.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report