Wisconsin attorney general slams GOP lawsuit to overturn election results and ‘disenfranchise’ voters

Wisconsin attorney general slams GOP lawsuit to overturn election results and ‘disenfranchise’ voters
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In Wisconsin, the right-wing Wisconsin Voters Alliance has filed a lawsuit asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to void President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. And one of the people who is speaking out against this brazen power grab is Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

Kaul, a Democrat, stated, "The litigation filed this afternoon seeks to disenfranchise every Wisconsinite who voted in this year's presidential election. The Wisconsin Department of Justice will ensure that Wisconsin's presidential electors are selected based on the will of the more than 3 million Wisconsin voters who cast a ballot."

Biden's Electoral College victories in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Michigan and other battleground states have been certified, but the Wisconsin Elections Commission hasn't certified the election results yet in its state. And the Wisconsin Voters Alliance, with its lawsuit, is trying to prevent the Wisconsin Elections Commission from making that certification. If the Wisconsin Voters Alliance has its way, Wisconsin's ten electoral votes will go to Trump despite the fact that Biden won the state.

Here are some reactions to the lawsuit on Twitter:








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