On Saturday, a Wisconsin Supreme Court judge said a complaint brought by Donald Trump’s campaign to throw out more than 221,000 votes in the state of Wisconsin “smacks of racism.”
The biting rebuke of Justice Jill Karofsky came after Trump lawyer Jim Troupis made his claims in the case, the latest in a series of long-shot attempts by Trump’s team to reverse the outcome of the US presidential election.
On Friday, shortly after a state judge ruled against him, Wisconsin’s highest court agreed to take up the case at Trump’s urgent order.
The Electoral College will cast its votes on Monday, with 10 electoral votes from Wisconsin expected to go to President-elect Joe Biden.
With recounts in Dane and Milwaukee Counties demanded by the Trump campaign reaffirming the margin, Biden won the state by around 20,000 votes.
A US federal judge also dismissed a complaint brought by Trump on Saturday that tried to make the Wisconsin state legislature’s court order call Trump the state’s victor.
The case was dismissed by US District Judge Brett Ludwig, claiming that Trump’s claims “fail as a matter of law and fact.”
Trump, who proceeded to wrongly argue that systematic electoral fraud occurred during the election on Friday, suffered one of the most crippling blows to date in his attempts to reverse the outcome of the vote.
A Texas case that aimed to flip the outcomes in four swing states in favor of Trump, the US Supreme Court declined to hear.
On Twitter, Trump excoriated the ruling, saying on Saturday, “We have just begun fighting.”
WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020