More than six weeks after former US President Donald Trump stepped down, the US Supreme Court dismissed another Republican objection to the election result. In his anger over his own election defeat at the end of December, Trump again turned to the Supreme Court to take action against the election result – this time in the US state of Wisconsin. The US Supreme Court decided against examining the case, as announced on Monday.
Without comment, the judges dismissed the third and last objection that Trump had submitted to the highest US court. In February, they had already declined to examine the other two objections Trump wanted to use against results in individual states.
According to his campaign team, Trump had wanted to achieve, among other things, that the election in the state of Wisconsin would be declared unconstitutional and invalid because of “multiple legal violations”. A victory for Trump in Wisconsin would not have changed the outcome of the election. The Democrat Joe Biden had won the election last November by a clear margin.
Trump had defended himself against his election defeat with dozens of lawsuits and presented himself as a victim of systematic election fraud. Neither he nor his lawyers provided any substantiated evidence to support his allegations. Dozens of lawsuits have been thrown out of the courts, including several at the Supreme Court. Nevertheless, Trump repeatedly asserted his claim to power, most recently in his first speech after the end of his presidency. Biden has been in office since January 20th.