Trump loses election challenge lawsuit in Wisconsin, further cementing Biden win in the presidential race

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Trump loses election challenge lawsuit in Wisconsin, further cementing Biden win in presidential race

PUBLISHED SAT, DEC 12 20204:01 PM ESTDan Mangan@_DANMANGANKEY POINTS

  • A federal judge in Wisconsin bluntly dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump challenging Joe Biden’s win in that state, further cementing Biden’s victory in the national presidential election.
  • Trump’s latest court loss is one of almost 60 in the past month by his campaign and allies in state and federal courts seeking to undo the Democrat’s victory.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court earlier dealt a likely fatal blow to Trump’s bid for a second term by refusing to hear a lawsuit by Texas that sought to revoke Biden’s national victory by attacking results in four key states.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at La Crosse Regional Airport in La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 27, 2020.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at La Crosse Regional Airport in La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 27, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

A federal judge in Wisconsin on Saturday bluntly dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump challenging Joe Biden’s win in that state, further cementing Biden’s victory in the national presidential election.

Trump’s latest court loss — one of almost 60 in the past month by his campaign and allies in state and federal courts — came a day after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a likely fatal blow to his bid for a second term.

The Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit by Texas that sought to revoke Biden’s national victory by attacking results in four key states.

The high court’s denial came after it likewise refused to hear a challenge to Biden’s win in Pennsylvania filed by a congressman there.

In the Wisconsin case, Trump was suing the state elections commission.

The judge in the case, Brett Ludwig, who was appointed by Trump to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, on Thursday held a hearing where the president’s lawyers made their arguments to set aside the result of the state’s popular election, which Biden won by more than 20,000 votes.

“This is an extraordinary case,” wrote Ludwig in his decision Saturday.

“A sitting president who did not prevail in his bid for reelection has asked for federal court help in setting aside the popular vote based on disputed issues of election administration, issues he plainly could have raised before the vote occurred.”

“This Court has allowed plaintiff the chance to make his case and he has lost on the merits,” the judge wrote.

“In his reply brief, plaintiff ‘asks that the Rule of Law be followed’ …. It has been,” the judge c

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