MADISON, Wis. – President Trump’s re-election campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 1, filed a lawsuit in the Wisconsin Supreme Court after the campaign’s recount requested “uncovered fraud and abuse that unquestionably changed the election results,” the press release said.
With the president’s campaign, they want to exclude hundreds of thousands of ballots with a long shoot to overthrow Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the battlefield state, which he lost by nearly 20,700 votes.
Trump presented the day after Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Electoral Commission Chairman Biden was confirmed as the winner of 10 state election college votes. Trump asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which is controlled by Conservatives 4–3, to take the case directly rather than start it in a lower court.
Jim Troupis, Trump Campaign Adviser, issued the following statement:
“The people of Wisconsin deserve electoral processes with uniform, simple, and simple enforcement of the law. Recounting in Dane and Milwaukee counties, we know with absolute certainty that illegal ballots unduly influenced state election results. Wisconsin cannot allow more than three million legal ballots. they can be destroyed by even a single illegal vote. On behalf of the American people, we will continue to fight to protect their right to free and fair elections, helping to restore integrity and transparency in our elections. “
A Biden campaign spokesman made the following statement:
“Like other Trump campaign legal efforts across the country, this lawsuit is completely unfounded and not rooted on the spot. The truth is clear: Joe Biden won Wisconsin decisively by more than 20,000 votes, and the governor confirmed that result yesterday. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites targeted by the lawsuit did no harm, simply following the long-term guidelines of law enforcement officials.These arguments to deprive large groups of Wisconsin voters of disenfranchisement were often firmly rejected by the Danish and Milwaukee County Canvassers Board. on a bilateral basis. Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin has been reaffirmed, and this unfounded lawsuit does not change that reality. ”
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) issued the following answer:
“The huge increase in absentee voting, combined with the loose implementation of state election law in some counties, many Wisconsin voters are questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election. This is very unfortunate. The only way to restore confidence is to fully investigate credible allegations. I hope the legal process ensure compliance with the law and the correct basis for the outcome of the elections. “
Meanwhile, the state’s Supreme Court is also considering hearing two other lawsuits filed by conservatives seeking to invalidate the votes cast in the presidential election.
Trump reiterates a number of allegations he made in Milwaukee and Dane counties during the countdown of votes without evidence that most of the absentee votes were cast illegally. Local officials rejected his allegations during the recount, and Trump disputes procedures that have been in place for years and were never found to be illegal.
Josh Kaul, Evers, and the Wisconsin Attorney General did not immediately send a message asking for an opinion on Trump’s lawsuit.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve electoral processes with a uniform, simple, and simple implementation of the law,” said Trump’s Wisconsin attorney Jim Troupis. “In the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, we know with absolute certainty that illegal ballots unduly affected the state’s election results.”
Similar Trump campaign lawsuits have failed in other battlefield states.
In Phoenix, a judge set Thursday’s trial for Arizona GOP president Kelli Ward in a lawsuit aimed at destroying Biden’s victory by the state. The judge will allow Ward’s attorneys and experts to compare the signing of the 100 postal envelopes with the documents to determine if there are any irregularities. The office of Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, which validated Arizona’s election results on Monday, said there was no factual basis for conducting such a review.
Trump is running out of time to discuss his legal affairs. The Electoral College is scheduled to meet on Dec. 14, and Congress will count the votes on Jan. 6.
In a Wisconsin lawsuit, Trump seeks to discard ballots where election officials filled in missing address information on the certification envelope where the ballot was placed. Prior to the election, the State Election Commission informed administrators that they could fill in missing information on the envelopes of the missing ballot papers, a practice that has been valid for at least the last 11 elections.
Trump has also challenged any missing ballot paper where a voter has declared himself or herself “closed indefinitely” under the law, a designation that has risen from 57,000 in 2016 to almost 216,000 this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. Such a statement relieves voters of the need to present a photo ID to vote. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in March that it is up to each voter to determine if they are unrestricted.
Trump also wants to reject missing ballot papers where there was no written request and all absent ballot papers cast in person were cast in person during the two weeks prior to election day.
Persons who vote early fill out a supporting envelope in which they cast their vote and which serves as a written record. But the vast majority of applications for absences are published online today, with the voter’s name being recorded in an electronic diary without paper.
The Trump campaign says it will sue to exclude 221,000 votes in Dane and Milwaukee counties.
Trump also criticizes the events in Madison parks, where election workers accepted the missing ballot papers from voters to avoid crowds and postal delays.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.