Trump asks US Supreme Court to take Wisconsin case

President Donald Trumps campaign has asked the US Supreme Court to take its failed lawsuit challenging election results in swing state Wisconsin.

Trump lost the state to Democrat Joe Biden by about 21,000 votes. The presidents campaign filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the states two most heavily Democratic counties.

Trump wanted to disqualify absentee ballots cast early and in-person, saying there wasnt 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.

The state Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit, ruling 4-3 that Trumps challenge to voters who were indefinitely confined was without merit and that the other claims came too late.

Trumps campaign is asking the US Supreme Court to declare that Wisconsins election failed and allow the Republican-controlled Legislature to appoint the states electors.

Trump and his allies have suffered dozens of defeats in Wisconsin and across the country in lawsuits that rely on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and election abuse.

He asked the US Supreme Court last week to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court rulings dealing with mail-in ballots and allow the Pennsylvania General Assembly to pick its own slate of electors.

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