Wisconsin SCOTUS hands Drumpf another loss

Temujin

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Shuts Down Last-Ditch Trump Election Lawsuit Ahead Of Electoral College Vote
Alison Durkee • Forbes
Election 2020|Dec 14, 2020,12:13pm EST||38 views

Updated Dec 14, 2020, 12:38pm EST

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected the Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking to throw out more than 220,000 ballots Monday morning in a 4-3 vote, paving the way for Wisconsin’s electors to officially finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s win as one of the campaign’s final challenges to the election results gets struck down.
The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit challenging ballots in Wisconsin’s Democratic-leaning Milwaukee and Dane counties, after ordering a recount in those counties that ultimately increased Biden’s margin of victory.

The campaign filed the lawsuit in Wisconsin Circuit Court after the state Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit, and the circuit court then dismissed the suit Friday and affirmed Biden’s win.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court expressed skepticism in the Trump campaign’s arguments during a hearing Saturday, in which liberal-leaning Justice Jill Karofsky told the Trump campaign’s attorney the lawsuit and its focus on the state’s more diverse counties “smacks of racism.”

The ruling came less than an hour before Wisconsin’s electors meet to vote on the presidential election results and finalize Biden’s win at 12 p.m. Central time.

Conservative Justice Brian Hagendorn, in the court’s ruling, called the campaign’s challenge to one category of ballots involving indefinitely confined “meritless on its face,” while other challenges were brought too late.

In a concurring opinion, Justices Rebecca Frank Dallet and Jill J. Karofsky, noted that “nothing could be further from the truth” than Trump’s claims of voter fraud in Wisconsin, and they affirmed the lower court ruling that “found no evidence of any fraud.”

“Our laws allow the challenge flag to be thrown regarding various aspects of election administration,” Hagendorn wrote for the court. “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.”

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling is the Trump campaign’s fourth major loss in Wisconsin in the span of four days, as the campaign’s state lawsuit failed in circuit court hours before the U.S. Supreme Court tossed a Texas-led lawsuit that Trump backed trying to overturn the election results in Wisconsin and three other states. U.S. District Court Judge Brett Ludwig, a Trump appointee, then dismissed the president’s case in federal court targeting Wisconsin’s votes Saturday, calling the president’s legal argument “contrary both to the plain meaning of the Constitutional text and common sense.” Trump and the GOP’s post-election legal battles have also been overwhelmingly unsuccessful across the country more broadly, with nearly 60 failed court cases thus far.

There is still one outstanding legal issue in Wisconsin even as the Electoral College finalizes Biden’s win, as the Trump campaign appealed its loss in federal court to the 7th Circuit. That appeal is expected to fail, however, and many Republicans have acknowledged that the campaign’s legal push to challenge the election results should end with the Electoral College vote. Wisconsin’s election results will be slightly less settled than other states’, as the ongoing lawsuit in state court prevented the state from clearing the “safe harbor” deadline that forces Congress to treat their certified election results as “conclusive,” and the Trump campaign has suggested in court filings it will try to submit its own slate of electors from the state to Congress. Even if Biden’s win in Wisconsin is challenged in Congress, however, it is highly unlikely to succeed, and would not affect enough electoral votes to ultimately impact Biden’s presidential victory.
 

Whateverman

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds Biden's win, rejects Trump lawsuit

MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Democrat Joe Biden's Wisconsin win Monday, handing President Donald Trump a defeat less than an hour before the Electoral College was to meet.

The 4-3 ruling was the latest in a string of dozens of losses for the president across the country as Republicans pursue last-gasp efforts to give Trump a second term.

In the majority, conservative Justice Brian Hagedorn joined the court's three liberals to confirm Biden's win. They found one of Trump's arguments was without merit and the others were brought far too late.

Trump's challenges to Wisconsin's voting laws "come long after the last play or even the last game; the (Trump) Campaign is challenging the rulebook adopted before the season began," Hagedorn wrote.


edit: beat me to it, @Temujin
 

vibise

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What is disturbing is that only 4 of the 7 justices voted to reject this case.
How could this possibly be so close?
 

Electric Skeptic

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What is disturbing is that only 4 of the 7 justices voted to reject this case.
How could this possibly be so close?
I would venture to guess that once they saw it would be rejected, the other three voted the way they did just so they could be seen to fly the Trumpite flag.
 

Whateverman

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What is disturbing is that only 4 of the 7 justices voted to reject this case.
How could this possibly be so close?
The article makes the dissent sound less nefarious than the headline does:

The three other conservatives on the court dissented, writing they believed clerks violated the law with some election practices.

"The majority does not bother addressing what the boards of canvassers did or should have done, and instead, four members of this court throw the cloak of (timing) over numerous problems that will be repeated again and again, until this court has the courage to correct them," Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wrote for the dissenters.
The suit was about a violation of WI election law:

Trump attorney Jim Troupis denied that, saying Trump had limited his recount to the two counties to save money.

(Jim) Troupis (ie. the attourney arguing for Drumpf) challenged several election practices, some of them long-standing.

He contended clerks had broken the law by filling in the addresses of witnesses on absentee ballot envelopes. With the support of Republicans, the state Elections Commission four years ago told clerks they could do that if they were able to confirm the addresses.
Whereas the majority felt the timing of the lawsuit was more about political expediency rather than state law, the three dissenters felt the accused violations were more significant. This isn't an unreasonable ruling, though if it'd been upheld, it would have disenfranchised way too votes for me to be comfortable with.
 
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Authentic Nouveau

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Absentee Ballot Distribution Violated State Law, Opens Door For Challenges​


Wisconsin cheaters are crying.
 

Authentic Nouveau

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Wisconsin SCOTUS hands Drumpf another loss​

There is no

Wisconsin SCOTUS​


That is an ignorant name for a court that doesn't exist.

Maybe your mom can show you to Google SCOTUS.
It is not in Madison.
 

J regia

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Absentee Ballot Distribution Violated State Law, Opens Door For Challenges​


Wisconsin cheaters are crying.
It's still all over, even if the fat loser-boy doesn't sing and put on some big boy pants, and just cries about suburban women not liking him.
Or do you think that he is asking his Proud Boys to stand up and stand by?
 
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