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Wisconsin governor Tony Evers calls Trump marketing campaign lawsuits an "assault on democracy"

The Trump campaign lawsuits make great claims, but provide virtually no solid evidence.

Wisconsin's lawyers Tony Evers said the Trump campaign's attempt to cast ballots from two of the state's most populous counties was "an attack on democracy."

The Associated Press reports that Evers' arguments were filed with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday. The filing follows Trump's campaign request that the court invalidate at least 221,000 ballots cast in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Both counties are among the most populous and liberal in Wisconsin. In the 2020 general election, former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump 2-1.

Biden's profit margin in Wisconsin, however, was relatively small – he won the state by about 20,682 votes.

So the Trump campaign doesn't require the Supreme Court to cast votes from any of the 70 other counties in the state that the president won a majority of.

In hopes of a faster decision, the campaign lawyers urged the Supreme Court to hear the case immediately because of its urgency.

However, lawyers for Governor Evers and the state Department of Justice say there is no reason the Trump campaign should be privileged enough to go to the Supreme Court immediately.

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"President Trump wants nothing less than to overturn the will of nearly 3.3 million Wisconsin voters," wrote Evers' lawyers. “It is a shocking and outrageous attack on our democracy.

"He's just trying to confiscate Wisconsin's votes even though he lost the state election," they said.

Trump's lawsuit, The Associated Press says, seeks to devalue tens of thousands of postal and postal ballot papers. The campaign's complaint gives several reasons why such ballots should be discounted.

In that sense, the Trump campaign against Wisconsin resembles the dozen of other lawsuits the president and his allies have filed in battlefield states across the country. It is also similar to other lawsuits in that it does not find any violations of law, wrongdoing, or evidence of widespread electoral fraud.

Governor Evers' attorneys say if the Trump campaign had problems with the voting process in Wisconsin, it should have filed a lawsuit or registered a dispute before the 2020 elections start and close.

In addition, they noted that the campaign filing appeared to be manifestly biased, as it only affects two of Wisconsin's most liberal counties.

ABC News states that this lawsuit is just one of several that the campaign against Wisconsin has brought about. With little explanation, the president's lawyers have also called for the state's election results to be discounted immediately.

Instead of the votes of the citizens, the campaign wants the Republican-led state legislature to decide how Wisconsin's share of the electoral college ballot will be distributed.

Jeff Mandell, an attorney for Law Forward, implied the campaign was reaching for straws.

"Under Wisconsin law and federal law, Biden won the most votes in the state of Wisconsin and he has the right and will get the state of Wisconsin votes," Mandell told ABC. "And the law makes that pretty clear. And there is no way around that."

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