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President Donald trump lost a federal lawsuit Saturday while his attorney argued his case before a skeptical Wisconsin Supreme Court in another lawsuit that liberal justices said “reeks of racism” and would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters in the largest counties alone. various of the state.

Trump-appointed US District Judge Brett Ludwig dismissed Trump’s federal lawsuit asking the court to order the Republican-controlled Legislature to name Trump the winner over Democrat Joe Biden.

The judge said Trump’s arguments “fail in fact and in law.”

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters attended a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington yesterday as the federal court rejected Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results. (AP)

The ruling came as Trump’s attorney in a state case was faced with an avalanche of questions about his claims from liberal and conservative judges on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Trump is trying to reverse his loss to Biden in the state by disqualifying more than 221,000 votes in Wisconsin’s two most Democratic counties.

Trump is not contesting any votes in the counties he won.

“This lawsuit, Mr. Troupis, smells of racism,” Judge Jill Karofsky told Trump’s attorney, Jim Troupis, at the beginning of her arguments.

“I don’t know how you can appear in this court and possibly ask for a remedy that has not been heard in American history … It is not normal.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump attend a rally at Freedom Plaza. (AP)

Judge Rebecca Dallet, like Karofsky, another liberal judge, questioned why Trump did not raise the same concerns about the absentee voting process in the 2016 election that he won in Wisconsin.

Troupis said Trump was not an aggrieved party that year.

Conservative Judge Rebecca Bradley questioned how the court could reject more than 28,000 ballots from people who said they were confined indefinitely since it would include people who properly claimed that status.

Wisconsin’s highest court agreed to take the case at Trump’s urgent request on Friday, shortly after a state judge ruled against him and with Monday’s Electoral College vote and the state’s 10 electoral votes poised to go to Biden.

President Donald Trump was at the Army and Navy football game at the US Military Academy while legal proceedings began. (AP)

The court is controlled 4-3 by conservatives, but their willingness to take the case is not necessarily an indicator of how it will rule.

The court previously refused to hear the case before it went through lower courts, and most of the justices openly questioned whether the remedy Trump is seeking is appropriate.

Trump tried to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties.

He wanted to disqualify absentee ballots cast early and in person, saying that a proper written request for the ballots was not made; absentee votes cast by people who claimed “indefinitely confined” status; absentee ballots collected by poll workers in Madison parks; and absentee ballots where the clerks filled in the missing information on the ballot envelopes.

On Friday, the circuit judge ruled that none of Trump’s arguments had merit and that state law was followed during the election and subsequent recount.

Biden won Wisconsin by about 20,600 votes, a 0.6 percent margin that withstood a recount requested by Trump in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Supporters of President Donald Trump wearing outfits associated with the Proud Boys attend a rally in Washington today. (AP)

Trump and his allies have suffered dozens of defeats in Wisconsin and across the country in trials that are based on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud and election abuse.

On Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit that sought to invalidate Biden’s victory by casting millions of votes in four battling states, including Wisconsin.

Also Saturday, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked the United States Supreme Court to hear a federal case she lost in Wisconsin that sought to order the Republican Party-controlled Legislature to declare Trump the winner.

Powell has also lost similar cases in Georgia and Arizona.


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