President Donald Trump is forcing another election lawsuit in the United States Supreme Court.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the Trump campaign denies the dismissal of an election lawsuit filed with the Badger State Supreme Court. In its complaint, the campaign alleged that Wisconsin had ignored its own multi-county voting process.
However, the campaign’s lawsuit sought to pull ballots from only two counties – Dane and Milwaukee – which are among the most populated and diverse in Wisconsin.
In a separate 4: 3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed the Trump campaign lawsuit. The majority opinion found, among other things, that the plaintiffs were essentially trying to disenfranchise thousands of voters; A judge found that the suit ranked racism inasmuch as the campaign ignored the mostly white counties that largely voted for the president.
However, the challenges posed by the Trump campaign did not prevent Wisconsin voters from casting their votes for the electoral college for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on Dec. 14.
These votes – along with those of the other states – will be counted and confirmed by Congress next Wednesday, January 6th.
Jim Troupis, a Trump campaign attorney, said the circumstances and justice compelled him to appeal the lost complaint.
US Supreme Court building; Image by Mark Thomas via Pixabay.com.
“Unfortunately, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 4-3 ruling refused to address the merits of our claim,” Troupis said in a statement. “This ‘Cert Petition’ calls on them to address our demands which, if allowed, would change the outcome of the Wisconsin election. Three members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, agreed to many of the President’s demands in written departures from the Court’s Dec. 14 order. “
The Wisconsin State Journal notes that the lawsuit initially requested that tens of thousands of ballot papers in Dane and Milwaukee counties be discarded due to formal and filing errors.
For example, the campaign wanted to exclude all postal ballot papers submitted early and personally because these voters did not specifically request postal ballot papers. It has also been questioned whether Wisconsinites could claim “indefinitely” status as a valid reason for remote voting rather than physical polling stations.
However, the latest demand from the campaign is that the US Supreme Court immediately invalidate the Wisconsin election result and that President Donald Trump cast the state’s votes.
The lawsuit is just one of many the campaign has brought against highly competitive battlefield states. For example, the Trump campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits between Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Wisconsin, typically claiming that President-elect Joe Biden only won the referendum because of widespread electoral fraud in each state – one claim that was never established.
Donald Trump appeals to the US Supreme Court against the election loss in Wisconsin
Trump asks the US Supreme Court to accept the Wisconsin case