Former President Donald Trump is now desperately trying to get Wisconsin out of the grip of defeat, suddenly claiming he won the state in the 2020 presidential election.
Your reasoning? Since the Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday drastically reducing the number of ballot boxes for absentee ballots, this must mean that every vote in those ballot boxes in November 2020 was somehow false – and apparently they were all marked. for winner Joe Biden.
“That means I won the hotly contested Wisconsin presidential race (not really) because they used these corrupt, scandal-ridden fraudulent boxes,” he falsely insisted in a post Friday on Truth Social.
There is no evidence that the vote in Wisconsin, or anywhere else in the country, was fraudulent. Dozens of lawsuits and multiple state-by-state recounts confirmed Biden’s victory.
Members of Trump’s own Justice Department have found no evidence of fraud after extensive investigations. Trump’s chosen attorney general, William Barr, called the election fraud allegations “bullshit.”
“These allegations were simply not true,” Richard Donoghue, acting deputy attorney general at the time, told Trump, who testified last month before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Trump ended up saying, “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.”
Trump and the Republicans claimed that the dropboxes facilitated cheating, but offered no evidence.
The Conservative-controlled Wisconsin court ruled that under current law absentee ballot boxes can only be placed at election offices and that no one other than the voter can return a ballot in person. “The polls do not appear anywhere in the detailed statutory system for absentee voting,” wrote Judge Rebecca Bradley.
There is no movement in Wisconsin to shift Biden’s victory to Trump.
Critics say the goal of the GOP is to significantly decrease the number of votes, which is generally considered beneficial to republicans. One way to do this is to make voting as inconvenient as possible.
Trump said on Fox News in 2020 that “you never again a republican elected in this country” if “voting levels” rose. (Research has shown, however, that mail-in ballots do not appear to give either party a distinct advantage.)
Trump continues to push for single-day personal voting in the election – banning convenient mail-in ballots and early voting that 69% of American voters used in 2020. (Trump mail-in votes). This would be a challenge especially for the disabled. and the elderly, as well as for those who work long hours or two jobs or juggle child care.
“Ultimately, we want same-day voting – one day – and just paper ballots,” Trump said to applause at a rally in Nashville last month.