The Supreme Court turned down a suit by former President Donald Trump’s legal team Monday in their attempt to overturn his Wisconsin loss. The case was Trump’s final pending lawsuit regarding 2020 voting fraud.
The former president won Wisconsin by more than 22,000 votes in the 2016 election. Current President Joe Biden won the state in 2020 by more than 20,000 votes.
The lawsuit argued the Wisconsin Election Commission’s COVID-19 policies were unconstitutional and that certain votes should not count toward the state’s totals. This included the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, a change that occurred shortly before the election.
In the unsigned order with no dissent, the Supreme Court’s Justices refused to hear Trump’s lawsuit. That means fewer than four justices had voted to hear the case.
Trump’s legal team lost more than 60 cases with only one win following the 2020 election. Trump’s legal team filed the lawsuit in December with a request for review before the Jan. 6 Electoral College certification.
The Jan. 6 Electoral College certification was delayed when Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol building. The certification took place later that night, certifying Biden as president.
Some believe the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol influenced the court to avoid hearing the Wisconsin case. Others have argued the case no longer matters, as Biden is now president and any change would be too small to overturn the results.
The news comes as lawmakers consider H.R. 1, a voting reform act that would standardize some of the practices used in the 2020 election. Conservatives see the bill as dangerous, with the left seeking to change the rules to win future elections.
The courts may be done with Trump’s lawsuits, but Trump is clearly not done yet. The former president continues to work toward supporting 2022 midterm candidates, with ongoing rumors of a 2024 run for president.