MADISON, WIS. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Wisconsin’s election results by throwing ballots out of only the two most serious democracies in the state is an “attack on democracy,” Democratic Governor Tony Evers’s lawyer said in a Wisconsin statement. Supreme Court.
Submissions filed late on Tuesday come as the state supreme court considers Trump’s request to exclude more than 221,000 ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties. Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump 2: 1 in these counties while winning 20,682 votes nationwide.
Trump does not dispute a single ballot in the other 70 counties in the state, most of which were won by Trump. Trump’s failed legal challenges to overturning election results in other states have failed.
In Wisconsin, Trump wants to leave the lower courts, saying in a lawsuit that there is no time to go through the normal process because of the threatening date of Dec. 14 when voters gather to cast votes in the state’s 10 constituencies.
The state Supreme Court could reject Trump’s request to hear the case, forcing lower-level courts, which would likely kill him. Or you can accept the case and make a decision later. This can only make a decision based on written arguments, although this would be unusual.
Evers’ attorneys, as well as attorneys at the State Department of Justice representing the Wisconsin Electoral Commission, have asked the court not to accept the original jurisdiction of the case, saying it should start in lower courts.
“President Trump (lawsuit) is the overthrow of the will of no less than nearly 3.3 million Wisconsin voters,” Evers’s attorney said. “It is a shocking and outrageous attack on our democracy. … is simply trying to get Wisconsin voter votes despite losing the national election.
Trump’s lawsuit repeats several of the claims he made in the counting of votes in Milwaukee and Dane counties. Earlier, he sought to rule out 170,140 absent ballots cast in person, saying there had been no proper written request for votes; 28,395 missing ballots were cast by those who applied for “unlimited restricted” status; 17,271 missing ballots were collected by pollsters in Madison parks; and 5517 missing ballot papers, where clerks filled in missing information on the envelope where the ballot papers were placed.
None of the ballots challenged by Trump during the recount were discarded by election officials in Dane and Milwaukee counties. In his submissions, Evers argues that there is no legal basis for not counting the votes.
Evers, for example, notes that the Wisconsin Electoral Commission agreed more than four years ago that election officials could allow missing information in envelopes containing missing ballot papers. And the committee has said since at least 2011 that the envelope also works as a written request, which Trump disputes.
Evers’ attorneys said Trump’s arguments should have been raised before the election about accepting ballot papers in Madison parks and the challenges facing those who qualify as “unrestrictedly closed.”
The State Department of Justice also accused Trump of trying to invalidate ballot papers in two counties only presumably for reasons of impartiality, despite the fact that each voting category they are trying to exclude relied on state-level guidelines and votes were “certainly” cast in other counties.
Evers’ attorneys and the election committee also argued that it would be inappropriate to discard votes cast by people who relied on the guidance of election officials.
“Widespread disqualification for complying with the rules does not lead to due process or a healthy democracy,” Ministry of Justice lawyers said.
Voters in the National Democratic Commission and Biden are also trying to intervene in the lawsuit.