Monday, Dec. 14, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4 – 3 to reject President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his election loss in the battleground state, an hour before the Electoral College cast Wisconsin’s 10 votes for Joe Biden.
In the ruling, the court’s three liberal justices were joined by conservative swing Justice Brian Hagedorn who said three of Trump’s four claims were filed too late and the other was without merit. The ruling ends Trump’s legal challenges in state court.
The President sought to have more than 221,000 ballots disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the state’s two most heavily Democratic counties. Those were the only counties where Trump sought a recount.
Justice Brian Hagedorn said Trump “should not have waited until his election loss was announced to raise his complaints.”
Justice Brian Hagedorn: Our laws allow the challenge flag to be thrown regarding various aspects of election administration . . . The challenges raised by the Campaign in this case, however, come long after the last play or even the last game; the Campaign is challenging the rulebook adopted before the season began.Article reported by Scott Bauer, Associated Press, two hours ago (Monday, Dec. 14)
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