Wisconsin Supreme Court holds rare Saturday session to discuss Trump election suit

Wisconsin's Supreme Court held a rare Saturday session this weekend to discuss President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE's election lawsuit, which aims to overturn the election results in the state.

The court took on the president's request on Friday as the date for the official Electoral College vote draws near. The state Supreme Court is currently controlled 4-3 by conservative judges, The Associated Press reported.

The court made the decision to take the case following a state judge's ruling against Trump. Initially, the court declined to take Trump's case, and justices have publicly questioned whether Trump's legal actions were appropriate, according to the AP.


U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig, one of Wisconsin's Trump-appointed federal judges, previously told The Associated Press that the president’s lawsuit was “bizarre” and “very odd."

“It’s not lost on me that this is a political case, obviously, and that the relief that’s been requested, if that relief were granted, this would be a most remarkable proceeding and probably the most remarkable ruling in the history of this court or the federal judiciary,” Ludwig said on Thursday, the AP reported.

Trump's lawsuit requested to have more than 220,000 absentee and early in-person ballots thrown out in Wisconsin's Dane and Milwaukee counties, citing that proper requests were not made for the ballots and that clerks filled in missing information. On Friday, a circuit judge ruled that Trump’s arguments did not have merit, according to the AP.

A final decision from Wisconsin's high court is still pending.

The Electoral College is set to cast its ballots Monday, which will solidify President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Myanmar military conducts violent night raids Confidence in coronavirus vaccines has grown with majority now saying they want it MORE's win.