A poll worker gestures while processing absentee ballots Milwaukee Central Count the night of Election Day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., November 3, 2020.
Trump’s team filed the petition, which challenged Wisconsin’s election results and sought to invalidate 221,323 absentee ballots, directly to the state’s top court on Tuesday.
President-Elect Joe Biden won the majority of votes in Wisconsin, edging Trump out by about 20,000 votes, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Wisconsin’s top court, in denying the petition, said the parties could pursue a case in a lower court.
The petition alleged Wisconsin election officials were directed to fill in missing information on ballot envelopes, issued absentee ballots without receiving applications and allowed people to improperly claim a “confined” absentee voting status.
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