Although the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday turned down Texas’ lawsuit to overturn the reported election results in four states, there are still some glimmers of hope remaining for President Donald Trump and his supporters.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Friday that it will hear a case brought by the president’s legal team that has the potential to change the state’s 2020 election results, Fox News reported.
It’s a go
In the Wisconsin case, Trump and his legal team are looking to get hundreds of thousands of ballots in the key Wisconsin counties of Dane and Milwaukee thrown out.
The argument is that these counties, which are run by Democrats, failed to follow Wisconsin’s election laws regarding absentee ballots, and therefore the ballots ought not to be counted in the vote tally, Fox News reported.
Time is of the essence in this case as Trump’s legal team is looking to stop the state’s Electoral College vote that is scheduled to take place on Dec. 14.
For this reason, oral arguments were scheduled to begin on Saturday — just a day after the court decided to take the case.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case came immediately after the exact same case was dismissed by a circuit court judge.
Trump’s legal team immediately appealed the ruling, and it asked for a decision to be rendered by Jan. 6.
That is the day Congress is scheduled to receive and presumably approve the Electoral College’s votes, and it is also the day that Trump and his team have argued to be the “real deadline” in terms of legally challenging election results.
A multi-pronged approach
The president and his legal team are not putting all their eggs in the Wisconsin Supreme Court basket.
They are also asking Wisconsin’s electorate to cast their vote in favor of Trump, despite the fact that Wisconsin has already certified Democratic nominee Joe Biden as the winner of the state, Fox reported.
If all else fails, Politico reported that Trump and his team may try to challenge the Electoral College votes themselves after Congress officially certifies them on Jan. 6.