Donald Trump is now calling on the Republican speaker of the Assembly within the Wisconsin state legislature to grab back the state’s 2020 electoral votes to declare him the winner of the presidential race he lost within the wake of a court ruling on ballot drop boxes.
He pushed the astonishing plan a day after he baselessly declared himself the winner within the state when the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday restricted the variety of absentee ballot boxes in future elections. He again insisted in his message Saturday that he’s the “actual winner (by rather a lot!)” within the battleground state.
Trump claimed “Brave American Patriots have already got a Resolution on the [Wisconsin Assembly] Floor” to throw out Joe Biden’s victory.
Trump’s latest brainstorm.
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There is no such thing as a evidence that the vote in Wisconsin, or anywhere else within the nation, was fraudulent. Dozens of court cases and several other recounts state by state verified Biden’s victory.
Trump and his Republican allies have claimed that drop boxes facilitated cheating the last election, but have offered no evidence. Even when votes from all of the absentee drop boxes were eliminated within the last election — which has nothing to do with the court ruling — there’s no indication Trump would have been the winner.
The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that absentee ballot drop boxes may in the long run only be placed in election offices — and that nobody aside from the voter can return a ballot in person. “Ballot drop boxes appear nowhere within the detailed statutory system for absentee voting,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos couldn’t immediately be reached for comment about Trump’s demand. Vos hailed the court’s decision in a press release Friday — and called the drop boxes “illegal” — but said nothing about throwing out election results.
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday condemned the court’s decision, lashing it as a part of the Republican effort to make it harder to vote.
Critics say the GOP goal is to significantly decrease the variety of votes within the nation, which is generally considered useful to Republicans. One technique to try this i to make voting as inconvenient as possible. Mail-in ballots and drop boxes have been popular throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so voters don’t must risk their health — and lives — at crowded polling stations to vote.
Trump continues to push for single-day, in-person voting in elections — prohibiting convenient mail-in ballots and early voting that 69% of American voters utilized in 2020. (Trump himself votes by mail.) That might be difficult, especially for the disabled and the elderly, in addition to for those working long hours or two jobs, together with juggling child care.