In another overt attempt to overturn the election and install Donald Trump in the White House for another four years, Republicans are trying to cast votes from Wisconsin's Democratic counties.
A GOP lawsuit filed Thursday alleges "illegal" votes were cast in Dane, Menominee and Milwaukee counties – places largely won by Joe Biden – and that the only solution is to throw them away.
“(D) The appropriate remedy for this constitutional violation applied to the results of the presidential elections is to exclude the presidential election results from these districts for presidential election certification by 3 US states. § 6 for this condition ”, it says in the complaint.
If these counties were to be thrown in the trash, the state would likely fall into Trump's column – which, of course, is the goal of the GOP.
Yes, it is asking that the major democratic districts results be discarded so that voters can go to Trump. https://t.co/0QbMdNlz7l pic.twitter.com/BGqKqrZk38
– Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 12, 2020
It's worth nothing that even if Republicans were successful in stealing Wisconsin, Trump wouldn't get enough votes to win the general election. You'd still have to figure out how to steal a couple of other states that Biden flipped, like Pennsylvania and Arizona.
For the GOP this is the disadvantage of losing the election so decisively to Joe Biden.
GOP lawsuits are getting more ridiculous every day
It's been almost a week since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, and Donald Trump and his defenders still refuse to accept the clear defeat.
Not only do they refuse to acknowledge the loss, but their attempts to overturn the elections are getting bolder and more ridiculous every day.
As election attorney Marc Elias noted Thursday, Wisconsin's new Republican motion is "baseless" and is likely to be tossed on the growing pile of legal losses the GOP has suffered in recent weeks.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.