President Trump’s lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s results seeks to throw out more than 220,000 votes it contends were illegally cast in heavily Dem Dane and Milwaukee counties.
The suit filed this morning with the state Supreme Court comes on the heels of Gov. Tony Evers yesterday signing the certificate of ascertainment certifying Joe Biden as the winner of Wisconsin’s presidential election.
Biden’s campaign declined comment ahead of the filing.
The lawsuit tracks many of the challenges the campaign raised during the recount process in Dane and Milwaukee counties.
That includes the campaign’s contention that those who voted early and in-person had to file a separate written request for a ballot. The envelope those voters received when voting in person included an affidavit that they were requesting an absentee ballot. But the campaign alleges that wasn’t sufficient under state law. That would affect 170,140 ballots in Milwaukee and Dane counties.
The suit also challenges:
*5,517 absentee ballots for which clerks added missing information to the return envelope, including things like the witness’ zip code.
*28,395 votes cast by those who claimed they were indefinitely confined. The suit alleges local clerks didn’t do their due diligence to remove voters who fraudulently claimed the status.
*17,271 votes that were returned in Madison as part of its “Democracy in the Parks” event. The city clerk stationed poll workers at Madison parks to collect absentee ballots, and the suit will contend that was illegal.
In all, the Trump campaign is challenging 221,323 votes. Biden’s final margin following the recount was 20,682 votes.
See the lawsuit here.