The Trump Campaign has filed a lawsuit asking the court to nullify Governor Tony Evers’ certification of the presidential election result and exclude about 220,000 votes, a quarter of the cast ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties. The ballots in question include in-person absentee ballots without an associated written applications, incomplete and altered absentee ballots, indefinitely confined absentee ballots and ballots collected at Madison’s Democracy in the Park event.
“The people of Wisconsin deserve election processes with uniform enforcement of the law, plain and simple,” said Jim Troupis, a lawyer for the Trump campaign. “During the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, we know with absolute certainty illegal ballots have unduly influenced the state’s election results. Wisconsin cannot allow the over three million legal ballots to be eroded by even a single illegal ballot.”
Evers certified the result on Monday, shortly after Wisconsin Elections Commission chairperson Ann Jacobs signed off on the final vote count from all of the state’s 72 counties, usually a formality. However, that caused some consternation among Republican commissioners who wanted to delay certification until legal challenges have been resolved. WEC administrator Meagan Wolfe said the commission followed the same process — sending the governor the results as affirmed by the commission chairperson without input from the full commission — in 2016.
In addition to the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, attorney Sidney Powell filed a lawsuit on behalf of William Feehan, a La Crosse man selected to be a Republican presidential elector, Voters Alliance asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to replace electors, and a Chippewa County resident called on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to stop certification of the presidential election based on an argument that ballot boxes used to collect absentee ballots are illegal. Wisconsin Presidential electors for Biden are scheduled to cast their votes on Dec. 14 at the state Capitol unless a court or other legal body stops the process.