US President Donald Trump listens during a Medal of Freedom ceremony for retired football Lou Holtz in the Oval Office of the White Home December 3, 2020, in Washington, DC.
With the Electoral College set to cast their votes on Dec. 14– thereby securing triumph for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris– lawyers for Trump’s campaign had argued that they didn’t have time to continue through typical legal channels.
The Trump project’s claim, which aimed to invalidate more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two most Democrat-heavy counties, must initially work its way through lower courts, the Wisconsin Supreme Court stated in a 4-3 decision.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday stated it would not hear President Donald Trump’s newest legal effort to challenge his loss to Joe Biden in the governmental election.
” In this case, there is insufficient time to follow the typical judicial treatment without this Court asserting its initial jurisdiction authority immediately,” the attorneys wrote in their petition, which was filed Tuesday.
Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote in a viewpoint accepting the majority vote that “these actions must be submitted in the circuit court.”
” Following this law is not neglecting our task, as some of my colleagues recommend. It is following the law,” Hagedorn wrote.
The Trump project’s case argued that ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties had actually been improperly counted. However Hagedorn said that “even if this court has constitutional authority to hear the case straightaway, regardless of the statutory text, the rundown exposes important accurate disputes that are best managed by a circuit court.”
The court’s chief justice, in a dissent, said she concurred with the idea of having the circuit court conduct fact-finding hearings in the lawsuit. But she added that she would prefer to have the lower court “report its accurate findings to us, and we would choose the crucial legal concerns presented.”
In a statement, Trump project counsel Jim Troupis stated, “We welcome the instructions of the Supreme Court to submit in Dane and Milwaukee Counties as we pursue ensuring that only legal votes count in Wisconsin – and we will instantly do so.”
” It was clear from their writings that the court recognizes the severity of these problems, and we look forward to taking the next step,” Troupis said in the declaration, including, “We totally expect to be back in front of the Supreme Court very soon.”
Despite news outlets calling the race for Biden and Harris weeks earlier, and although numerous key swing states have currently accredited that the Democrats won their governmental races, Trump is refusing to yield.
He and his project are submitting brand-new suits challenging various elements of states’ presidential races, as part of the wider goal of overturning Biden’s nationwide triumph. Many of those cases from the project’s legal team, which is being led by Trump’s personal legal representative Rudy Giuliani, have actually already been thrown out of court.
The most recent case, filed by Trump on Wednesday night in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, asks the court to rule that the Wisconsin state legislature’s election authority had actually been weakened, then asks for the matter to be handed over to that legislature so it can choose how to treat the scenario, consisting of through “any impact upon the allocation of Governmental electors for the State of Wisconsin.”
In a 46-minute, falsehood-filled video posted to Facebook on Wednesday evening, Trump indicated that his end goal is for the legal efforts to reach the Supreme Court.
” This election was a total disaster,” Trump said throughout the prolonged election rant. “But we’re going to show it. And hopefully the courts, in particular the Supreme Court of the United States, will see it, and respectfully, hopefully they will do what’s right for our country.”
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