U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 30, 2020.
Carlos Barria | Reuters
President Donald Trump‘s campaign on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking to invalidate President-elect Joe Biden‘s win in the state, claiming that voter fraud “irrefutably altered the outcome.”
The suit asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to nullify and withdraw Gov. Tony Evers’ certification of the election. It also asks the court to order Evers and the state’s elections commission to exclude swaths of absentee ballots, which the campaign asserts are “illegal.”
The plaintiffs, who include the campaign, the president himself and Vice President Mike Pence, ask the court to block the certification of the presidential election until those ballots are cut from the final vote tally.
The suit is the latest attempt by the Trump campaign to reverse Biden’s projected victory in the Electoral College.
The campaign has lost or withdrawn lawsuits in other battleground states that sought to invalidate ballots for Biden.
The new suit was filed in Wisconsin Supreme Court and comes a day after state elections commission chair Ann Jacobs signed a so-called determination of the win for Biden.
That determination came after a recount of ballots in Dane and Milwaukee Counties failed to result in any net gain of votes for Trump. Those partial recounts cost Trump’s campaign $3 million.
Biden, who won the state by more than 20,000 votes, will get Wisconsin’s 10 Electoral College votes. Trump had won the state in 2016.
Biden is projected to win 306 votes in the Electoral College when that body meets Dec. 14.
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