Former President Donald Trump is now desperately trying to grab Wisconsin from the jaws of his defeat by out of the blue claiming he received the state within the 2020 presidential election.
His reasoning? Since the Wisconsin state Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday sharply curbing the variety of drop bins for absentee ballots, that should imply all of the votes in these bins in November 2020 have been one way or the other pretend — and apparently have been all marked for victor Joe Biden.
“This means I won the very closely contested (not actually) Wisconsin Presidential race because they used these corrupt and scandal-ridden Scam Boxes,” he falsely insisted in a submit Friday on Truth Social.
There is not any proof that the vote in Wisconsin, or wherever else within the nation, was fraudulent. Dozens of courtroom circumstances and a number of other recounts state by state verified Biden’s victory.
Members of Trump’s personal Department of Justice discovered no proof of fraud after in depth investigations. Trump’s handpicked legal professional basic, William Barr, known as the election fraud claims “bullshit.”
“These allegations were simply not true,” Richard Donoghue, the appearing deputy legal professional basic on the time, informed Trump, he testified final month earlier than the House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, rebel. He added that Trump finally mentioned: “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.”
Trump and Republicans have claimed that drop bins facilitated dishonest however have provided no proof.
The conservative-controlled Wisconsin courtroom dominated that underneath present legislation, absentee poll drop bins might solely be placed in election offices and that nobody apart from the voter can return a poll in particular person. “Ballot drop boxes appear nowhere in the detailed statutory system for absentee voting,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote.
There’s no transfer in Wisconsin to change Biden’s victory to Trump.
Critics say the GOP purpose is to considerably lower the variety of votes, which is generally considered beneficial to Republicans. One method to do this it to make voting as inconvenient as doable.
Trump mentioned on Fox News in 2020 that “you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again” if “voting levels” rose. (Research has shown, nonetheless, that mail-in ballots don’t seem to present both get together a definite benefit.)
Trump continues to push for single-day, in-person voting in elections — prohibiting handy mail-in ballots and early voting that 69% of American voters utilized in 2020. (Trump votes by mail.) That could be difficult particularly for the disabled and the aged, in addition to for these working lengthy hours or two jobs or juggling baby care.
“Ultimately, we want same-day voting — one day — and only paper ballots,” Trump mentioned to cheers at a rally in Nashville final month.