In the effort to recover electoral transparency, the campaign of President Donald Trump brought suit to the Supreme Court of the state of Wisconsin for the annulment of 220,000 votes received against state laws.
The lawsuit states there is a “lack of transparency and credibility of local election officials and their deliberate disregard for the law on multiple occasions,” according to Fox News on Dec. 1.
In particular, election officials in the cities of Milwaukee and Madison are accused of not following state law.
They “willfully disregarded the current statute and made conscious efforts to circumvent Wisconsin election law,” leading to the irregularities that are now the subject of this legal case.
Wisconsin’s election law requires that written absentee ballot request forms must be submitted before voters can cast their absentee ballots, but officials did not verify that they were requested before accepting the votes as legal.
It is “mandatory and any ballots without an application or with an incomplete application are not to be counted,” a Trump campaign official told Fox News.
Another of the defendants’ crimes was the abuse of voting by mail, which is allowed under special circumstances, but the election officials approved absentee ballots without the requirements being met.
The officials, “did not do their due diligence to remove voters fraudulently claiming” “indefinite confinement” and failed to prove that voters were telling the truth, which would have meant having that status revoked. This increased up to sixfold in Milwaukee.
It was also claimed that some 200 illegal polling places were established in Madison, where votes were received that did not meet the requirements, and therefore should not be counted.
President Trump clarified that the recount in Wisconsin was to detect the invalid votes counted, and that they should be discarded from the total count, which was certified in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday. We have found many illegal votes. Stay tuned!” tweeted Trump.
The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday. We have found many illegal votes. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2020
Defending the right to a legal electoral process for Americans has become a titanic mission for the Trump campaign. In Wisconsin alone, there were 4,000 count supervisors.
Although Republicans will be digging deep into legal votes, time is running out, and with only two weeks to go before the White House is certified to run the country, patience is expected to begin to wane as well.