President Donald Trump has filed an appeal in the United States Supreme Court in his capacity as a presidential candidate for re-election.
The lawsuit, seeking to ensure election integrity, asks the Supreme Court to declare the Wisconsin election unconstitutional and void, citing multiple violations of law. The suit also seeks to order the Wisconsin state legislature to appoint electors consistent with Article II, Section 1.2 of the U.S. Constitution.
According to President Trump‘s official website, “The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals specifically held that if the Trump Campaign proved its case, it could void the election as ‘failed’, and order decertification of the Biden electors, requiring the Wisconsin legislature to appoint electors.”
The Seventh Circuit Court had dismissed the previous lawsuit based on the doctrine of “laches,” which refers to the belief that the campaign should have filed the lawsuit before the 2020 election took place.
This dismissal happened despite the fact that the scope of illegal mail-in ballots was not known prior to the election, and “the changes in law and administration of the election in violation of the U.S. Constitution happened on the eve and day of the election.”
Multiple members of the Trump campaign have issued statements regarding the new lawsuit.
“In Wisconsin, guardrails against fraud were repeatedly lowered by unelected bureaucrats who changed the rules on the eve of the election without authority to do so. We are asking the Court to find these last-minute changes unconstitutional and conclude that they make it impossible to determine which candidate received the most valid votes. Nothing is more important to our national fabric and our future than integrity in our electoral process. This lawsuit is one step in the direction of fairer, more transparent, more professional, and ultimately more reliable elections in America,” said Bill Bock, Counsel of Record for Donald Trump in Wisconsin federal court lawsuit.
“President Trump continues to fight for the American people and election integrity. We have to restore integrity to our process through every legal and constitutionally viable mechanism. America has seen the extent of corruption in this election and is demanding swift resolution. We hope that state legislatures in Wisconsin and the five other states will not wait on a court order but exercise their plenary constitutional authority and we continue to appeal to them as well as seek judicial remedy,” read the statement issued by both Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, attorneys for President Trump.