BREAKING: Trump Campaign Takes Wisconsin Fight to US Supreme Court, Will Challenge 50,000 Ballots
On Tuesday, the Trump campaign took their election fight in Wisconsin to the US Supreme Court where they will be challenging 50,000 absentee ballots.
The announcement was first released by Trump advisor Boris Epshteyn during Steve Bannon’s show, War Room.
@RudyGiuliani announcement on @realDonaldTrump campaign’s petition for Certiorari with SCOTUS challenging the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision allowing over 50,000 illegal absentee ballots in violation of Article II of U.S. Constitution.
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.@RudyGiuliani announcement on @realDonaldTrump campaign’s petition for Certiorari with SCOTUS challenging the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision allowing over 50,000 illegal absentee ballots in violation of Article II of U.S. Constitution. https://t.co/CDeAfo6Vkd pic.twitter.com/eqYroOF0UF
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) December 29, 2020
The news was later confirmed by President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Check out what the Independent reported:
The move was announced by campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who said the filing was aimed at the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to reject their claims against more than 50,000 ballots. Joe Biden won Wisconsin by a margin of about 20,000 votes.
The Trump campaign says its petition will present claims that ballots were counted by voters without identification, incomplete absentee ballots were counted, and ballots were collected by hand at events held before the election.
It is the Trump campaign’s second filing in the Supreme Court after its challenge to the Pennsylvania election results on 20 December.
They also filed a motion for expedited consideration before the 6 January count of Electoral College votes that delivered the White House to president-elect Biden.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court tossed out the Trump campaign’s lawsuit on 14 December in a 4-3 ruling, with Justice Brian Hagedorn writing that the campaign waited too long to raise its concerns.
“Our laws allow the challenge flag to be thrown regarding various aspects of election administration,” Justice Hagedorn wrote. “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.”
Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn said on an episode of Steve Bannon’s podcast that the filing came after a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that was based on “technicality not the merits”, and that it would be followed by “action out of Georgia.”
“We are now taking that fight to the Supreme Court where there’s already a robust case out of Pennsylvania, and there’s a case out of Arizona,” he said. “There’s going to be action out of Georgia as well.”
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