The mistake was due to human error, the city’s election officials announced.
President-elect Joe Biden won Wisconsin by 20,600 voti. Trump had paid for a recount in just Milwaukee and Dane counties, the counties with the most votes for Biden.
The campaign paid $ 3 million dollars for the partial recount, as mandated by state law, hoping to discover and reject ballots with missing addresses allegedly filled by election officials.
The city’s top elections official, Claire Woodall-Vogg, said that the 386 votes would now be added to the final tally, as Wisconsin has not yet certified its election results.
“If there’s one positive to come out of the recount it’s that indeed that every vote is being counted, including these 386,” Woodall-Vogg said.
The unopened ballots were found beneath a pile of ballots that had been counted, lei disse. The county board of canvassers voted unanimously to include the ballots as part of the recount.
As of Tuesday morning, recounted ballots, not including the newly discovered ones, showed a net gain of 57 votes for Trump.
The recount got off to a slow start last week, but as of Tuesday, the work was “very close to being back on schedule” and could be completed as soon as Wednesday, said Brian Rothgery, spokesman for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
The recount must conclude by Dec. 1, the deadline for Wisconsin to certify its results.
The Trump campaign is widely expected to file a lawsuit challenging tens of thousands of absentee ballots after the recount is complete.
And while the Wisconsin recount continues, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada certified their results in favor of Biden this week.
But Trump’s campaign è attraente il rigetto da parte di un giudice federale del tentativo della sua campagna di bloccare la certificazione dei voti in Pennsylvania.
La Corte d'Appello del Terzo Circuito ha accolto la richiesta della campagna per un riesame accelerato del licenziamento, dove il giudice ha emesso un severo ordine che respinge le accuse di diffuse irregolarità con schede per corrispondenza.
Il caso è stato visto come un tentativo lungo per fermare l'inaugurazione di Biden, ma era una delle migliori speranze della campagna di Trump di influenzare i risultati delle elezioni attraverso i tribunali, dato lo stato 20 voti elettorali in gioco.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.