Today, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court made two rulings. One for and one against President Trump. The ruling for the President should give him plenty of votes to win the state.
According to far-left Washington Post the Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed a Trump case today:
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, ending Trump’s legal challenges in state court about an hour before the Electoral College was to meet to cast the state’s 10 votes for Biden.
The ruling came after the court held arguments Saturday, the same day a federal judge dismissed another Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn his loss in the state. Trump appealed that ruling.
Trump sought to have more than 221,000 ballots disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the state’s two most heavily Democratic counties. He wanted to disqualify absentee ballots cast early and in-person, saying there wasn’t a proper written request made for the ballots; absentee ballots cast by people who claimed “indefinitely confined” status; absentee ballots collected by poll workers at Madison parks; and absentee ballots where clerks filled in missing information on ballot envelopes.
This is true, but the far-left WaPo didn’t mention that the President was given a significant win in Wisconsin as well.
But the Wisconsin Supreme Court did agree with the President’s position on indefinitely confined cases:
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mark Jefferson and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
But the court noted that a determination must be make in every case before tossing a ballot, as President Trump has sought in a separate lawsuit.
Under Wisconsin law, a voter may receive a ballot by mail and bypass Wisconsin’s voter ID law, if the voter, by his own determination, concludes he “confined” based on age, physical illness, or infirmity. This fall, roughly 215,000 voters in Wisconsin said they were indefinitely confined, nearly a four-fold increase from the 2016 election.
The court said the government’s interpretation of Wisconsin’s indefinitely confined was erroneous. “A county clerk may not “declare” that any elector is indefinitely confined due to a pandemic,” the court said. The court further stated that, “…the presence of a communicable disease such as COVID-19, in and of itself, does not entitle all electors [voters] in Wisconsin to obtain an absentee ballot…”
Moreover, the court stated that lockdown orders do not meet the requirements under Wisconsin law to allow a voter to claim the status of “indefinitely confined” either.
We will have to see what the next steps are to remedy this situation. But with the President reportedly behind Biden by 20,000 votes after the massive ballot drop on the morning after the election, any sort of proper recount of the 240,000 indefinitely confined ballots will likely put the President in the lead in this state. We will have to wait and see what happens.