In a separate decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against Trump to dismiss the state’s election results.
According to The Associated Press, the verdict came just hours before Wisconsin cast its 10 votes for the electoral college in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. In a 4-3 decision, the bank’s three liberal judges were supported by the conservative judge Brian Hagedorn. Overall, the majority found that three of President Trump’s legal claims were filed late for consideration and that the remaining claim was unfounded.
The Trump campaign had, by and large, attempted to invalidate around 221,000 votes. The lawsuits were directed against the various – and mostly liberal – counties Milwaukee and Dane, which are home to the two most populous cities in Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the Trump campaign paid nearly $ 3 million for a recount in both counties.
The results, however, magnified Biden’s victory rather than suggesting that there had been a significant discrepancy in President Trump’s favor.
In his written statement, Judge Hagedorn said President Trump shouldn’t wait until he lost to question the validity of the Wisconsin electoral process.
A 2014 picture of Donald Trump. Image from Flickr via Wikimedia Commons / User: Gage Skidmore. (CCA-BY-2.0).
“Our laws allow the challenge of various aspects of electoral administration to be resolved,” Hagedorn wrote. “However, the challenges the campaign poses in this case come long after the last game, or even the last game. The campaign challenges the rules that were adopted before the start of the season. “
However, the court’s dissenting minority said the bank should have considered each of the four claims made in the Trump campaign lawsuit.
“A significant part of the public does not believe that the November 3, 2020 presidential election was conducted fairly,” wrote Chief Justice Patience Roggensack. “Again, four judges in this court cannot go to the trouble of going through the legal requirements to ensure that postal votes are legally cast.”
The remaining majority of judges, however, emphatically emphasized a fact that has been repeated over the course of the numerous election lawsuits of the Trump election campaign: There is and has not been any evidence of widespread electoral fraud.
“The votes in Wisconsin were in line with electoral rules,” wrote Judges Rebecca Dallet and Jill Karofsky. “No penalties were imposed and the end result was the result of a free and fair election.”
In a statement, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said the Supreme Court ruling “is a rejection of a filthy attempt to steal the authority to cast our votes from the Wisconsin people. The will of the people has arrived. “
The Wisconsin Supreme Court throws Trump’s election lawsuit
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