Both candidates saw a drop in the number of votes cast in Dane County on election night, with Biden losing 91 votes and Trump 46 votes, Dane County Board Canvassers announced Sunday. Defects were most often caused by the absence of signatures on the ballot from the voter or witnesses.
But while the new vote confirmed Biden’s victory against Trump in the state as a whole, he continued to make unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud during an interview with Fox News on Sunday during the presidential election. He called Milwaukee, along with two other major cities, “the most dishonest political places” because he revealed many conspiracy theories during an interview about a “well-coordinated attack” on his campaign.
Jenna Ellis, a lawyer for the Trump campaign, said in a statement to CNN on Sunday that the legitimacy of the ballots in the Dane and Milwaukee counties was “unexplained” and that the review “revealed serious problems.”
“As we said from the beginning, we want every legal vote, only the legal vote should be counted,” Ellis said.
It includes the state capital of Madison, the state’s second largest city in Dane County, and the location of many college – age voters at the University of Wisconsin. Milwaukee County includes Milwaukee, the state’s largest city, and is home to the state’s largest black population.
According to County Clark Scott McDonald, a member of the Canvassers Board, no major issues were found during the Dane County reconsideration.
When announcing the results on Sunday, McDonnell said it was clear there was no voter fraud and questioned why the campaign should be reconsidered only if they believe the issue is widespread in the state in two Wisconsin districts.
Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon that his campaign plans to challenge Wisconsin’s review results in court.
CNN’s Chandelis Duster contributed to this report.