Trump’s campaign lawsuit seeks to toss personal ballots in the park in a personal, endlessly limited way

MADISON, Wis. – The Trump campaign is trying to throw away tens of thousands of votes in Dane and Milwaukee counties as part of a lawsuit he filed in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The lawsuit follows the same claims that the campaign used to justify the recalculation.

If successful, anyone who voted in absentia in Dane or Milwaukee County runs the risk of losing their vote in this election.

Lawyers for the missing, indefinitely closed voters and debates over Madison’s Democracy in the Park events are not valid – but only the last type is new this year.

Madison City’s attorney, who watched the two weekend’s events, is confident Trump’s attorneys are wrong.

“The Trump campaign certainly has the right to go to court to continue to challenge anything about the election,” said Mike Haas, a Madison city attorney. “In my opinion, however, this was fully verified before the election. We are very confident that the program was legal. “

He says more than 10% of Madison’s ballots come from the Democracy Park, but if they are invalidated, they won’t necessarily be thrown out. Missing ballot papers are selected at random.

At the election committee meeting, mayors, notaries and new pollers defended the election in the state.

“Since the election, I’ve joked with my family that anyone who cares about election security should spend some time with experienced pollsters because they’re the fairest and most detailed people I’ve ever met,” said Annaliese Collier, who worked as a pollster in Madison. in the November elections.

The committee itself still does not agree with the process.

One Republican on the Election Commission called on the president, saying he had committed an offense when he signed the election on Monday.

“I have lost all confidence in you as president,” Commissioner Dean Knudson said. – I don’t see that we can move forward in a group. I don’t think you even realize at this moment how much you destroyed the bilateral nature of what happened.

The president, Democrat Ann Jacobs, said he would not step down.

“What I did wasn’t illegal,” she said. – It gives false information about what happened and is absolutely incorrect.

The committee clerk said in a statement on Monday that the process followed by the president this year is exactly the same as that followed by the president in 2016.

Governor Tony Evers, who is the main defendant in the lawsuit, filed his response Tuesday night.

According to Evers, the petition “seeks nothing less than the overthrow of the will of nearly 3.3 million Wisconsin voters. It is a shocking and outrageous attack on our democracy. The relief sought is wrong in law, in fact wrong and wrong as a procedure. “

Evers went on to argue that the allegations of illegal voting were false because the election procedures were “rooted in a long-standing practice” and were approved by the election committee.

“President Trump says there is no counting or other error that would call into question the intentions of Wisconsin voters. Instead, he wants to win in court what he lost in the election. “

Evers ’response makes the decision of the state’s supreme court scarce before state voters have two weeks to vote.