Wisconsin: “Trump-appointed judge calls president’s request ‘bizarre’ and expresses skepticism toward ruling in his favor”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

A federal judge expressed skepticism toward one of President Donald Trump’s lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s election results on Friday, a day after the state Supreme Court rejected similar litigation. 

U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig — a Trump appointee — told an attorney for the president he was asking for “pretty remarkable declaratory relief” by asking to have the fate of Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes decided by the Republican-led Legislature instead of voters. 

He questioned whether the case should even be before him, noting Trump is arguing the state Legislature has the power under the U.S. Constitution to decide who to send to the Electoral College. 

“If that’s the case, why are we doing anything in this court and if that’s the appropriate arena for a remedy, why isn’t the plaintiff going to the Legislature?” Ludwig asked. 


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