A Wisconsin federal judge today rejected Donald Trump’s request to undo the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the Republican President’s second defeat on the same day
Afederal judge in Wisconsin today rejected Donald Trump’s request to nullify the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the Republican President’s second defeat on the same day in this state.
U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig dismissed the case while the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments in an appeal from another case in which a state judge ruled against Trump’s complaints.
The decision precedes the Electoral College meeting on Monday, when 10 Democratic delegates from Wisconsin will vote for Biden, according to the electoral results obtained.
The Democratic candidate won in Wisconsin by about 20,600 votes, a margin that resisted a recount requested by Trump in the two largest counties in the state.
Trump asked in the federal lawsuit that the judge order the Republican-controlled state congress to replace Biden’s delegates at the Electoral College with others who voted for Trump.
With time running out and in the wake of yet another defeat at the US Supreme Court, Donald Trump’s lawyers had turned their attention to the state of Wisconsin, hoping for a decision in favor of their intentions to try to reverse the defeat of the Republican candidate.
Trump’s candidacy called for more than 221,000 ballot papers to be disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties, alleging several irregularities, which the courts did not consider sufficient to overturn the vote count result.