On Saturday, Mr. Trump lost another court case as a Wisconsin federal judge, Judge Brett H. Ludwig, who was appointed to court by Mr. Trump this year, said his claims “are frustrated on legal and factual grounds.” The case has been dismissed with prejudice, which means that Mr Trump is prohibited from bringing cases for similar reasons in this district.
But civil rights lawyers saw the potential for permanent harm outside of the legal realm in which Republican efforts – and the lie that Mr Biden’s victory was the result of widespread fraud – so definitely failed.
Republican lawmakers across the country are already considering new laws to make voting harder as they continue to falsely portray the expansion and ease of postal voting as shameful during the pandemic. Many of them see this year’s expanded voting ranks as bad for their party. despite Republican successes below in the vote. Your consideration of new voting restrictions constitutes an ongoing attack on the integrity of the voting system still more not correct and debunked claims.
“There is an anti-democratic virus that has spread within mainstream Republicanism among mainstream Republican elected officials,” said Dale Ho, director of the Voting Rights Project at A.C.L.U. “And this loss of confidence in the machinery of democracy is a much bigger problem than any single lawsuit.”
Indeed, following the Supreme Court ruling, the Texas Republican Party called for secession by red states, whose attorneys general joined the Texas lawsuit.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should band together and form a union of states that adhere to the constitution.” a statement by its chairman Allen West, read. An observation followed Made Rush Limbaugh Earlier this week when he said, “I actually think we are leaning towards secession.”
Talk of secession came during a week when electoral officials from both political parties across the country said they had been threatened with threatening violence, including against family members, for confessing to Mr Biden’s victory.