President Trump’s legal team petitioned the Supreme Court to reconsider its dismissal of claims of irregularities in the use of absentee ballots during the 2020 presidential campaign, according to Fox News.
“Regrettably, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, in their 4-3 decision, refused to address the merits of our claim. This ‘Cert Petition’ asks them to address our claims, which, if allowed, would change the outcome of the election in Wisconsin,” Trump campaign attorney Jim Troupis said in a statement.
“Three members of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, agreed with many of the President’s claims in written dissents from that court’s December 14 order.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the Trump campaign’s lawsuit on Dec. 14.
Allegedly, The court decided that three of the four claims that were included in the lawsuit were filed too late in the election process to be considered.
The Trump campaign claims that this decision “allowed over 50,000 illegal absentee ballots in violation of Article II of the U.S. Constitution and Wisconsin law.”
From Fox News:
Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani filed the petition for a Writ of Certiorari weeks after the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 to dismiss a Trump campaign lawsuit that sought to overturn the state’s election results. The president’s legal team asked the Supreme Court for an expedited review of the matter before Congress meets to certify the Electoral College’s vote results on Jan. 6.
The petition notes several instances in which the Trump campaign alleges wrongdoing, including more than 28,000 votes counted from people “who failed to provide identification by abusing the state’s ‘indefinitely confined status’” and about 6,000 absentee ballots that were counted despite a purported lack of required information on their envelopes.
Trump’s legal team filed a separate petition with the Supreme Court regarding claims of fraud in the use of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania on Dec. 20. The Supreme Court has yet to indicate whether it will hear that challenge in an expedited manner, as requested by the campaign.