UPDATE: 9:10 a.m., Monday, December 14, 2020 - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state.
The court’s ruling Monday ends the president’s legal challenges in state court.
Trump sought to have more than 221,000 ballots disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the two most heavily Democratic counties in the state.
The legal action about an hour before Biden electors were to cast Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes for Biden. A federal judge dismissed Trump’s federal lawsuit Saturday asking the court to order the Republican-controlled state Legislature to name Trump the winner.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over the weekend on President Donald Trump’s state lawsuit seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots and overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state.
The court’s decision Friday to hear arguments Saturday came hours after a lower court judge ruled against Trump and said there was nothing illegal about the election or subsequent recount in the state’s two largest counties.
The fast action comes ahead of Monday’s scheduled Electoral College vote.