Wisconsin's Supreme Court held a rare Saturday session this weekend to discuss President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump 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 BidenPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Vilsack accuses China of breaking commitments in Trump-era trade deal MORE's win.