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Trump campaign files 2nd lawsuit, this time against Wisconsin Elections Commission

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 09:55:35-05

MILWAUKEE — The Trump campaign has filed another lawsuit, this time against the Wisconsin Elections Commission and other election officials, alleging "unlawful and unconstitutional acts."

The lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to find constitutional violations by a number of election officials, including the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and the mayors of Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Green Bay, and Racine, among others.

The suit further urges that the matter be sent to the GOP-led state legislature. "The U.S. Constitution makes the state legislature the final decision-makers on how to address constitutional violations involving a presidential election, and textually grants them the authority to select delegates to the Electoral College," according to the campaign Wednesday evening.

Wisconsin elections officials, however, have maintained since Election Day that they have found no widespread election fraud or illegal votes.

A recount was carried out in Milwaukee and Dane counties, which ended up widening Joe Biden's 20,600-vote lead over President Trump. The Trump campaign then filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin's Supreme Court on Tuesday, in an attempt to overturn results by disqualifying as many as 200,000 ballots.

On Wednesday, the campaign filed this second suit directed at the WEC and other election officials. The lawsuit laid out its specific allegations:

  • Directives by the Wisconsin Elections Commission undercutting Wisconsin’s Photo Identification Law.
  • A Plan by the Mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest cities (Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Green Bay and Racine) and funded by an out-of-state organization known as the Center for Tech & Civic Life to implement a new form of balloting in Wisconsin using un-manned, absentee ballot drop boxes without adequate or uniform chain of custody standards and security protocols contrary to the Wisconsin Election Code.
  • Directives by the Wisconsin Elections Commission that facilitated the unlawful, un-manned absentee ballot drop box Plan by endorsing illegal drop boxes (which were then ultimately used throughout the State in the election), failing to adopt uniform chain of custody and security protocols for the ballots in the drop boxes and failing to ensure public access to the process.
  • Directives by the Wisconsin Elections Commission to election officials to tamper with witness certifications on absentee ballot envelopes which facilitated the counting of unlawful ballots in the election in violation of the Wisconsin Election Code.

"Nothing is more important to our national fabric and future than integrity in our electoral process. This lawsuit is one-step in the direction of fairer, more transparent, more professional and ultimately more reliable elections in America.” Bill Bock, lead counsel in the Wisconsin federal suit for Trump, wrote in a statement Wednesday.

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