A new ballot collection box has been installed outside of Madison Fire Department Station #4, on Monroe Street, on Friday, October 16, 2020. The City of Madison Clerk’s Office is installing 14 secure ballot drop boxes outside of fire stations and at the Elver Park shelter.

Former President Trump hailed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling that drop boxes are illegal, telling an Alaska rally their use was part of an effort to rig the election.

Trump also took to social media to call on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, to decertify Wisconsin’s election results. Multiple legal experts have said that’s not possible, and Vos has dismissed the suggestion in the past.

During Saturday’s rally, Trump recounted hearing about the ruling.

“I said illegal? I know what that means. You know what that means. One hundred votes for Biden, none for Trump,” the former president said.

Trump later added, “They just put these boxes all over the place and then they dumped them in. In other words, they systematically violated the law to rig the 2020 presidential election.”

Trump’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 election results didn’t challenge the use of drop boxes. It instead challenged clerks filling in missing address information on absentee ballot envelopes, votes from those who claimed indefinitely confined status, the use of absentee ballot envelopes to double as a written request for an absentee ballot and Madison’s “democracy in the park.” The suit only challenged votes in heavily Dem Dane and Milwaukee counties, and the state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 it wasn’t filed in a timely manner.

Meanwwhile, Trump posted on Truth Social, “everyone involved in perpetrating this travesty needs to be investigated and held fully accountable, and Speaker Robin Vos and the Republicans must stand up proud, and do something, for once, about this atrocity!”

See Trump’s speech; his remarks on Wisconsin begin near the 18 minute, 20 second mark:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?521436-1/president-trump-holds-rally-anchorage-ak

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