The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied expedited review of President Donald Trump’s challenges of the election results in Wisconsin and a handful of other battleground states, meaning it’s highly unlikely the high court would consider any of the cases before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20.
In unsigned orders, the court denied expedited review in state and federal election cases challenging Biden’s victory in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. By denying expedited review, the cases likely won’t be heard until the end of the month at the earliest.
The cases are unlikely to ever be taken up by the high court. Even if the court did take the cases up, it’s unclear what relief could be provided after Congress certified Biden’s victory last week.
In Wisconsin, Trump had appealed to the high court his losses in both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and in federal district court, where he had asked for the election results to be thrown out and have the Republican-controlled Legislature appoint the state’s 10 presidential electors instead.
Biden won Wisconsin by more than 20,600 votes, but Trump attempted to challenge that result through a variety of legal avenues.
Trump had sought to toss about 220,000 absentee ballots in heavily Democratic Dane and Milwaukee counties, arguing those ballots were cast in violation of state election law. The Wisconsin Supreme Court majority affirmed a lower court ruling that the challenge came too late.
A federal judge and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals also rejected Trump’s legal challenge.
The state has multiple, overlapping safeguards aimed at preventing ineligible voters from casting ballots, tampering with the ballots or altering vote totals.
Wisconsin’s 10 presidential electors cast their votes for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Dec. 14, and those electoral votes were accepted by Congress in the early morning of Jan. 7, hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Tell yer folks: Comedian Charlie Berens asks what it means to be from Wisconsin — and Twitter delivers
Kicking it off with class
Tyme travel truth
Hittin a tyme machine then goin to Kopp's— Latte With Extra Seth (@slazear1) January 4, 2021
Doin' the time
Jeez ... quite a list ya got der
Adding...When a 1/2” of snow falls, you feel the need to shovel it off the driveway and sidewalk - even if it’s 8:30 p.m. (And then you do your neighbors walks because you’re out shoveling anyway der hey.)— Michael (@beerdazed) January 5, 2021
Just being neighborly
Oh my freaking God, so true! Wisconsin by birth, college (@UWBadgers), & first grown-up job (@WKOW). Moved around, settled in Chicago. Since #Covid, been spending more time in #Milwaukee area and holy F#CK I forgot how friendly we are. You plow each others' drives JUST BECAUSE.— Margaret Bogenrief (@BfullyComplex) January 5, 2021
What, ya never seen snow before?
It snowed last night, gotta clear the drive before the plow snows ya in and ya gotta do it over again. Gonna get out der by 7 a.m.— TL (@CAN1SAY) January 4, 2021
Hoan sweet home
Deck the halls with tasty treats
On the way
So I says to the bartender, hey, you puttin' on the Badger game or no an he tells me I'm drunk an go home cause the Badger game is tomorrow and I says it's 1 a.m. so it is tomorrow, so he says get out and so anyways I need you to come down and help me get my car out the snowbank.— Scott K. Petersen (@ScottKPetersen) January 4, 2021
Old fashion(ed) traditions
Brandy or whiskey? Sweet or sour?Garnish or no? Nice, that’s what Grandma drinks every Christmas when we play Sheepshead. What bar are we going to after this? I know a couple with good fish fry that we could snow mobile to.— Patrick (@PTracyWisco) January 5, 2021
Sometimes ya gotta take 'er easy
I don’t feel like drinking tonight, I’ll just have a few Miller Lites.— Abby Marie (@AbbyBrueggen) January 4, 2021
Sure, queso and fromage
I didn't know the drawer was for other things. 😂— KayZ 🌿 (@wisco_wahine) January 4, 2021
Never too young to learn
Happened this morning— Eric Conn (@emconn36) January 5, 2021
My son working on his math: "9+6 is easy, I know it's 15"
Me: "How do you know that?"
Son: "Uh, because cribbage"
Fathers know best
I snowblow the curb along the road for about 30 feet before my driveway because my dad told me it keeps the snow from piling up when the plow goes through.— leprechaun kicker (@topher484) January 5, 2021
Never have, never will
Tree for one
The precious time of year I call the New Glarus trifecta. Getting Totally Naked, Spotted Cow, and Staghorn all in one sitting at the local Tavern.— Dan Haughian (@DanHaughian) January 5, 2021
Oh yeah, been there before
So to get there... you drive about 20 minutes down Cty trunk T then ya turn right at the big red barn. 🧀 If ya cross the railroad tracks, ya’ve gone too far.— Renee Zemlock (@RZemlock) January 5, 2021
No curds for you!
No! Not cheese nuggets or cheese balls. Cheese curds! They are called cheese curds. Just give me back the bag. You don't deserve them.— Dawn Wise (@DawnWis21183907) January 4, 2021
I'm getting pretty drunk I'm gonna switch over to beer— floppy monopoly (@thedjjasper) January 5, 2021
It's a sacred right
Looking forward to the Lenten fish frys in Church basements, served with rye bread and a can of beer.— BSF (@UpNortWI) January 4, 2021
Always be prepared
I have both Korbel and Kessler’s in my cupboard.— Ann Elizabeth J.D. (@annelizabeth67) January 4, 2021
And we turned out (mostly) OK
When I was a kid, my parents would play bar dice or cards with my aunts and uncles. We could earn quarters by fetching beers, making drinks or giving back rubs.— KayZ 🌿 (@wisco_wahine) January 5, 2021
Forget your fountains!
Livin' the dream
I get most of my meat from the meat raffle down at the Decoy while drinking Budweiser and shots of Jack.— John Spaight (@JohnSpaight) January 5, 2021
At the same time, right?
I eat handfuls of cheese for a snack and say “ope, lemme squeeze right past you there”— Kyah (@kyah_quast) January 5, 2021
Oh, thanks anyway
We were in Iceland in a snowstorm and cars were in the ditch. I told my brother, we are the kind of people who push cars out of the ditch so we did. The tow truck gets there and there is no one to tow! He kinda looked made. "Hey, tell your folks I say hey!"— Schmern (@schmern) January 4, 2021
There's no place like home
Walked into Total Wine here in AZ and asked “do you have any Tom N Jerry Mix or no?— Cactus Pete ⚪️ (@Real_CactusPete) January 5, 2021
They did not and said maybe Best Buy has them on DVD.
Oh no yeah, I know him
Ah, it's just a dusting
Aw jeez. It’s only 5 inches and pretty dry, there. Tell Ma to grab the shovels.— Paul Bitzan (@PBitzan) January 4, 2021
Anyone can pronounce 'Oconomowoc'
I can pronounce Chequamegon without thinking about it— mk mitty (@emkaymitty) January 5, 2021
If you're gonna twist my arm
Cripes I could go for a couple three brats right now. Need another brew or you good?— Jimi in Madsconsin 🤘😷 (@UncleLeaver) January 4, 2021
Learning life's greatest lessons
"Students, enjoy your week off for deer season"— Alan Blakstad (@apblakstad) January 4, 2021
Where'd the time go?
Let's stop for one— JustABitOutside1 (@BitOutside1) January 4, 2021
(then staying till 2) - 2am that is.
Yeah no I'm good
I'm heading into Dickeyville, ya need anything or no?— Renata (they/them) 🏳️🌈 (@RenataKaizen) January 4, 2021
It's the only way
Beer chaser with a Bloody Mary— Taunya Lynne (@earlscowgirl) January 4, 2021
Hitting the big time
I saved up my babysitting money to go to the mall in Eau Claire.— Laurel_Volk (@Laurel_Volk) January 4, 2021
Oh great, now I'm hungry again
Beer cheese soup with a side of cheese curds and a tap beer— featherplus (@featherplus68) January 5, 2021
'Tis the season
Hey, I see you tossed out your Christmas tree. You gonna keep it? Cause if yer not, I’d take it, gonna have a fire later if you wanna come over for one?— Benny (@brock331) January 4, 2021
... when you got a minute
C’mere once— Alex J. (@borealwoods) January 5, 2021
If there's time before kickoff!
You gonna get hot ham ‘n rolls on Sunday, er no?— Jessica Koth (@JessicaKoth) January 5, 2021