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article imageTrump asks SCOTUS to take failed Wisconsin election challenge

By Karen Graham     Dec 30, 2020 in Politics
President Donald Trump’s campaign asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take its failed lawsuit challenging election results in the swing-state, Wisconsin.
President Trump lost to Joseph Biden by about 21,000 votes during the presidential election last month, and Trump's lawyers wanted the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review about 50,000 absentee ballots, and disqualify over 221,000 ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the state’s two most heavily Democratic counties.
The Trump Campaign alleged the absentee ballots were cast early and in-person, saying there wasn’t a proper written request made for the ballots; absentee ballots cast by people who claimed “indefinitely confined” status; absentee ballots collected by poll workers at Madison parks; and absentee ballots where clerks filled in missing information on ballot envelopes.
Earlier this month, Conservative Justice Brian Hagedorn ruled against Trump in the 4-3 decision, siding with three liberal justices on the state court that the challenge was filed too late and was unreasonable.
Now, in this latest request to the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump wants the justices to declare that Wisconsin’s election failed and allow the Republican-controlled Legislature to appoint the state’s electors. Trump's campaign filed a similar request with SCOTUS earlier this month over the election results in Pennsylvania.
Separately, Trump has been talking to a number of Republican lawmakers that still favor him and believe in his unfounded allegations that the election was rigged. He is pressuring these lawmakers to go along with an effort to object to the Electoral College vote on January 6.
However, the effort would not have the votes to succeed - given the opposition from Democrats in both chambers and some Republicans, as well.
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