Trump campaign asks Supreme Court to review Wisconsin challenge

President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE’s reelection campaign on Tuesday challenged the results of the presidential election in Wisconsin, filing a petition to the Supreme Court asking it to review about 50,000 absentee ballots in the state.

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe West needs a more collaborative approach to Taiwan Abbott's medical advisers were not all consulted before he lifted Texas mask mandate House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act MORE won Wisconsin by more than 20,000 votes over Trump, and the Electoral College earlier this month affirmed the former vice president's victory by more than 70 electoral votes.

But Trump has refused to concede and has continued to make various legal challenges to the results in Wisconsin and a handful of other states, to losing results so far.


In this case, Trump's campaign is contesting a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court earlier this month that ruled against the president. 

Conservative Justice Brian Hagedorn ruled against Trump in the 4-3 decision, siding with three liberal justices on the state court that the challenge was filed too late and was unreasonable.  

The challenge comes roughly one week before Congress meets to review the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.

The Supreme Court has rejected two challenges to the election from the Trump campaign so far.

Separately, Trump is pressuring Republicans to go along with an effort from Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksCPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' Trump to reemerge on political scene at CPAC MORE (R-Ala.) to object to the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.

Senate GOP leaders have reacted cooly to that effort and have pressed their members not to back Brooks. One GOP senator would have to join Brooks to trigger a debate and a vote. Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) has suggested he would join.

Even then, the effort would not have the votes to succeed given opposition from Democrats in both chambers and some Republicans.