President Donald Trump’s ineffectual bid to persuade the courts to overturn his defeat at the polls last month suffered another defeat on Christmas Eve as a federal appeals court rejected his attempt to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by nearly 21,000 votes in Wisconsin.
A three-judge panel of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously dismissed arguments from Trump’s attorneys that the Wisconsin Election Commission violated the U.S. Constitution through steps prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, including easing photo ID requirements and allowing the use of dropboxes to collect absentee ballots.
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🚨BREAKING: 7th Circuit AFFIRMS dismissal of Trump’s lawsuit to overturn the results of the November election.
“Even on a broad reading of the Electors Clause, Wisconsin lawfully appointed its electors in the manner directed by its Legislature.”
Trump and allies remain 1-59. pic.twitter.com/K7tamLl95m
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 24, 2020
Serial loser of election litigation Donald Trump has racked up yet another loss: This time, a panel of three judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—all appointed by Republicans—affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit Trump filed in Wisconsin. https://t.co/LYZ7QWvfGk
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 25, 2020