President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed its latest campaign lawsuit challenging the results of the presidential election based on evidence of voter fraud — this time in Wisconsin. Trump’s campaign alleges there was abuse within the absentee votes in the state, affecting as many as 220,000 potentially illegal votes.
The lawsuit is expected to be filed Tuesday morning and comes after Wisconsin completed its partial recount — which maintained that Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state — and after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers formally certified Biden’s victory Monday night.
The Trump campaign’s Wisconsin legal team, led by former Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Jim Troupis, told Fox News that while the recount in the state did not flip in President Trump’s favor, it gave the campaign the “unique ability” to examine ballots.
“Exposing exactly how the election processes were abused in Wisconsin holds enormous value for this election beyond a victory for President Trump, but the fact is, our state’s electoral votes likely won’t change the overall outcome,” Troupis told Fox News. “Regardless, we’re demonstrating that the results of this election unequivocally ought to be questioned.”
The legal team also said the suit highlights “a lack of transparency and credibility on part of local election officials and their willful disregard of the law on multiple occasions” and added that the state’s laws and processes gave it the “unique ability” to “illustrate this abuse with precision.”
The campaign claims officials on the Wisconsin Election Commission and the City Clerks of Milwaukee and Madison “willfully disregarded the current statute and made conscious efforts to circumvent Wisconsin election law,” resulting in tens of thousands of votes cast “well outside of the bounds of Wisconsin law.”
It also asserts the law was violated “on several occasions” through what it described as altered-certification absentee ballot envelopes, a lack of required absentee ballot applications, unlawful claims of indefinite confinement and voting events called “Democracy in the Park.”
In its lawsuit, the Trump campaign says the state violated state law by accepting absentee votes without written requests on file for an absentee ballot, as the law requires.
“The Wisconsin State Legislature has explicitly required an application,” a Trump campaign official told Fox News, saying it is “mandatory and any ballots without an application or with an incomplete application are not to be counted.”
Because the law was abrogated, the campaign says those votes should be thrown out.
The trump campaign also called into question votes with missing or incomplete information. Such votes are supposed to be returned to voters to correct but the campaign asserts that election officials were fixing the ballots themselves instead of sending them back to voters to fix and, as such, it maintains those votes should be thrown out as well.
“In many instances, witness addresses were left off of the envelopes and clerks, using their own knowledge or searching in unknown databases, filled in the information themselves,” a campaign official told Fox News. “According to the statute, this is illegal.”
“If the certificate or envelope is missing a witness address, the ballot cannot be counted until the voter corrects the error — plain and simple,” the official added. “Instead, election officials decided to take the law into their own hands.”
The official added: “These ballots were fraudulently completed and counted, and the illegal ballots should not count toward the certified vote totals.”
The campaign also alleges that election officials did not properly remove all illegal voters from the voting rolls and that election officials in heavily Democrat Madison, Wisconsin put together illegal voting locations that never should have accepted votes and that were promoted by Joe Biden’s campaign as legitimate polling centers.
“This highlights inappropriate coordination between the Biden campaign and the city’s election officials,” the official said, noting that voters “are not allowed to turn in their absentee ballots anywhere other than designated polling locations.”