Wisconsin Supreme Court Ducks Trump Campaign Claims of Election Improprieties

The election specialist Shannon Zastoupil and election official Tom DeFazio work in a ballot room after Election Day at the Kenosha Municipal Building in Kenosha, Wis., November 4, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters)
The judges are stalling to run out the clock on claims that actually have merit — even if they wouldn’t change the election outcome.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t is being widely reported that the Trump campaign lost its lawsuit in the Wisconsin supreme court on Thursday. That is not what happened. By a 4–3 vote, and to the consternation of the dissenting judges, the majority claimed in a curt opinion that it could not entertain the case at this point for two reasons, one of which seems weak, and the other, a dodge.

Moreover, there appears just on the face of the opinions to be significant force to the campaign’s claims of impropriety. To be clear, though, this is not a fraud case.

The campaign is alleging that Wisconsin

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