Last week, President Donald Trump’s campaign ordered a partial recount in the state of Wisconsin after it had been called in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Unfortunately for Trump and his team, the recount failed to overturn the results.
However, according to the Daily Wire, the recount news didn’t stop Trump’s legal team from moving forward with a massive lawsuit in the state, alleging various acts of ballot “abuse” by election officials that might have affected roughly 221,000 ballots.
“Today’s suit includes four cases with clear evidence of unlawfulness, such as illegally altering absentee ballot envelopes, counting ballots that had no required application, overlooking unlawful claims of indefinite confinement, and holding illegal voting events called Democracy in the Park,” Trump’s campaign wrote in a statement.
The Trump campaign filed the suit after a partial recount — at Trump’s expense — in Milwaukee and Dane counties failed to result in any meaningful gains for the president. In fact, Biden received a slight bump in vote totals in one of the counties under the recount.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has been on the frontlines of Trump’s legal efforts, insisted that his team is fighting to make sure that the only votes counted in Wisconsin and other battleground states are “legal” votes.
“Americans must be able to trust in our election results, and we not stop until we can ensure voters once again have faith in our electoral process,” Giuliani said.
Not surprisingly, Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson remained confident in Wisconsin’s vote totals and the state’s voting process in general, arguing that the process was transparent and above board.
“There was an examination of every ballot by election workers, a meticulous recounting of every ballot that was properly cast, a transparent process that allowed the public to observe, a fair process that allows the aggrieved candidate who sought the recount an opportunity to observe and object to ballots they believe should not be counted,” Christenson said.
According to Fox News, the Wisconsin lawsuit was filed less than 24 hours after Governor Tony Evers certified the state’s election results, in which they claim Biden was the winner.
While many of the key battleground states rush to certify their results, it’s clear that those attempts are not getting in the way of Trump’s legal efforts to prove their allegations of widespread voter and ballot fraud.