Court rejects Trump’s challenge to Wisconsin election results
A federal court has refused US President Donald Trump’s request for a review of Wisconsin election results, the court said in a ruling.
“Because the plaintiff has failed to show clear violations of the local legislature’s election guidelines, his suit should be dismissed,” Judge Brett Ludwig ruled.
According to official figures, Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump in Wisconsin by a margin of less than 0.7 percentage points, or 20,700 votes. As a result, Biden got all 10 electors from Wisconsin, which Trump also won four years ago by a narrow margin.
“This is an exceptional lawsuit. The incumbent president, who unsuccessfully fought for re-election, asked a federal court to help nullify the popular vote based on controversial election administration issues that he clearly could have raised before the vote. The court still gave the plaintiff a chance to argue his case and he lost on the merits,” the judge said.