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Trump campaign files Supreme Court election challenge over Wisconsin

Washington D.C. - President Donald Trump's campaign filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking to overturn court decisions in the state of Wisconsin regarding the presidential election.

Workers for the Detroit Department of Elections count absentee ballots and early voting ballots in the 2020 presidential election.
Workers for the Detroit Department of Elections count absentee ballots and early voting ballots in the 2020 presidential election.  © imago images / ZUMA Wire

The petition challenges a Wisconsin Supreme Court 4-3 decision which, the Trump campaign alleges, "allowed over 50,000 illegal absentee ballots."

All the US states have certified their election results cementing president-elect Joe Biden's election victory, while some Republicans have also recently acknowledged the Democrat's win after weeks of allowing Trump to spread false claims of widespread voter fraud.

Through the lawsuit, Trump's campaign is seeking to overturn Biden's win in Wisconsin, though a Trump victory in the state would still not change the outcome of the presidential election.

It is the second constitutional challenge by the Trump campaign to what the campaign is alleging is "illegal mail voting" following a petition in Pennsylvania on December 20.

Trump's campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits attempting to overturn the election results, with almost all being rejected.

President Donald Trump continues to allege that illegal absentee ballots were cast in the election.
President Donald Trump continues to allege that illegal absentee ballots were cast in the election.  © imago images / UPI Photo

All eyes are on now on January 6, when Congress is supposed to certify the Electoral College results submitted by the states.

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