In his speech at CPAC, Donald Trump described election integrity as one of the biggest issues facing America.
But Donald Trump got some bad news.
And now Trump will be seeing red when he sees what the Supreme Court ruled on election integrity.
On Monday, the Supreme Court threw out Donald Trump’s final legal challenge to the 2020 election in which President Trump brought a case concerning Wisconsin’s vote by mail scheme.
It was the last of three petitions filed at the Supreme Court near the end of Trump’s presidency that the justices declined to take up. The court on Feb. 22 turned away Trump’s other two appeals – a second Wisconsin challenge and one relating to voting in Pennsylvania, another pivotal state Trump lost. Lower courts previously had ruled against Trump in those three cases.
It already was clear that the high court, which includes three justices appointed by Trump, had no intention to intervene in the cases and others filed by his allies because it did not act before Congress certified Biden’s victory on January 6th. That formal certification was interrupted when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Trump sued Wisconsin two days after the state certified the results and Trump challenged the constitutionality of ballot drop boxes.
This case would not have changed the outcome of the 2020 election.
But Trump supporters were still disappointed that the court passed on the opportunity to render a ruling on key election integrity issues.
Election integrity will be a key issue in the 2022 and 2024 contests.
In 2020, many states made controversial changes to election laws through dodgy means.
And many Trump supporters believe the courts need to step in and take a strong stand about state officials and partisan judges usurping the state legislature’s power to determine election laws.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.