Donald Trump had to pay $3 million to get a recount going in several Wisconsin counties, only for this recount to end with Joe Biden actually having MORE votes than he did before. Trump ended up paying tens of thousands of dollars per vote, and it didn’t change the outcome. But changing the outcome was never the goal, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.


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Recently Donald Trump paid $3 million to, for several counties in the state of Wisconsin to recount their votes, to just make sure everything was on the up and up. And those recounts have now finished. Donald Trump has paid is $3 million in what did they find? They actually found that extra 87 votes for Joe Biden. That’s right. Folks, Donald Trump spent $3 million to get 87 more votes for Joe Biden. And that might be the most charitable thing Donald Trump has ever done in his entire life. He paid $34,000 per vote to increase Joe Biden’s lead over him in the state of Wisconsin. Now here’s the sad little reality. This was never, never, never, never about actually overturning the results in the state of Wisconsin. What this was from the very beginning was an attempt to delay the inevitable. He challenged the vote in counties that not only did he lose this year, he lost him in 2016.

When he won the state. These are areas that he lost by double digits. It wasn’t even close. He only did it one, I guess, because he had $3 million to burn and two, because he wanted to delay the certification of the results of the state of Wisconsin. The certification is now going to take place tomorrow. So that’ll be that it’ll be done. Wisconsin will be certified. Joe Biden will get those electoral votes. And I’d love to be able to say that we can all move on after that. But we all know we’re not going to be able to possibly ever, because that is what Donald Trump is doing with these election results. His challenges are not over. He has more court cases that he is having Rudy Giuliani file. This thing is going to drag on until the last possible minute, which is going to be on December 14th when the electoral college goes and votes.

Now there’s also some theories out there that even after the electoral college vote, if the Senate and house decided to get together and reject the results than met Jesus Christ guys, seriously, it’s over. Trump’s little coup is not going to succeed his own judges that he has personally appointed have openly mocked these lawsuits in their decisions. Okay. I’m not worried about the courts. I’m not worried if it goes to the Supreme court. Yeah, he’s got a six to three majority up there. He put three of those conservatives on that court still don’t think it’s going to happen for him. And even if it did, it, wouldn’t be enough to be able to overturn the results of the election. The first place it’s over. He lost, he lost by a lot and there’s nothing he can do to change that. No matter how many recounts he funds all he’s going to end up doing like he did here is paying tens of thousands of dollars to get Joe Biden, a couple more votes.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced