Trump Loses Wisconsin Case Backed by Indiana Attorneys; justice blows up the state cause
President Donald Trump lost a federal lawsuit on Saturday as his attorney was arguing his case before a skeptical Wisconsin Supreme Court in another lawsuit that liberal judges said it “tastes like racism” and deprived rights. of hundreds of thousands of voters in the most diverse counties of the state alone.
Trump-appointed U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig dismissed Trump’s federal lawsuit in Eastern Wisconsin asking the court to order the Republican-controlled legislature to name Trump winner over Democrat Joe Biden. The judge said Trump’s arguments, advanced at a remote hearing last week by Indianapolis attorney William Bock III of Kroger Gardis & Regas, “fail in fact and in law.”
“This is a extraordinary case, “Ludwig wrote in his opinion published Saturday in Donald J. Trump v. Wisconsin Election Commission, et al., 2: 20-cv-1785.
“An incumbent president who did not prevail in his candidacy for re-election sought the help of the federal court to cast aside the popular vote on the basis of controversial electoral administration issues, issues he clearly could have raised before it occurred. The vote. This court gave the plaintiff the opportunity to support his case and he lost on the merits. In his short reply, the actor “calls for the rule of law to be respected.” … Has been.”
Trump’s lawyers filed an appeal on the same day Ludwig’s order was issued.
The ruling came when Trump’s attorney Jim Troupis faced a flurry of questions in a separate Wisconsin case about his claims by both liberal and conservative judges in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Troupis asked the court to throw more than 221,000 correspondence cards, including his own, saying they were fraudulently expressed based on misinterpretations of the law by election officials.
“What you want is for us to cancel these elections so that your king can remain in power,” said Liberal Judge Jill Karofsky. “He’s so un-American.”
Conservative judges appeared to be sympathetic to some issues raised by Trump, but they also wondered how they could equally disqualify votes in only the two counties where Trump sought a recount and not other counties where the same procedures were followed. .
Biden’s attorney John Devaney said throwing any ballot papers in these two counties alone would be a violation of the Constitution’s equal protection clause.
Trump is challenging the votes only in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the most liberal counties in the state with the largest non-white populations. He is not contesting any votes in the more conservative counties in which he won.
“This lawsuit, Mr. Troupis, smacks of racism,” Karofsky said. “I don’t know how you can stand before this court and possibly ask for a remedy that has never been heard in the history of the United States. … It’s not normal.”
Justice Rebecca Dallet, another liberal justice, questioned why Trump did not express his own concerns about the 2016 election mail-order process he won in Wisconsin. Troupis said Trump was not an aggrieved party that year.
Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, a Conservative, expressed concern over the votes the city of Madison gathered in two weekends in the parks, saying it appeared to be the same as the early voting, which had not yet begun.
Conservative Judge Rebecca Bradley also said the court should not allow ballots if they have been cast in violation of the law. But he questioned how the court could equally disqualify more than 28,000 votes cast by people who claimed they were indefinitely confined, as some were.
The court in March said it was up to individual voters to determine whether they were “indefinitely confined,” a designation that allowed voters to vote for absentee without showing valid photo ID.
During Saturday’s discussions, other Conservative judges raised concerns about allowing election officials to fill in missing information on envelopes containing absentee ballots. And Troupis, who voted that way, said he believes his vote was cast illegally and should be discarded.
Biden won Wisconsin with about 20,600 votes, a 0.6% margin that withstood a recount requested by Trump in Milwaukee and Dane counties.
Biden’s attorney asked the court to rule before Monday, when Wisconsin’s 10 constituency votes for Biden should be cast. Trump has called for a ruling before January 6, the day Congress counts the constituency votes.
Trump and his allies have suffered dozens of defeats in Wisconsin and across the country in lawsuits based on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and election abuse. On Friday night, the US Supreme Court dismissed a Texas lawsuit that sought to invalidate Biden’s victory by eliminating millions of votes in four battlefield states, including Wisconsin.
Also on Saturday, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked the US Supreme Court to hear a federal case he lost in Wisconsin, seeking to order the GOP-controlled legislature to declare Trump the winner. Powell lost similar cases in Georgia and Arizona.