What Is The Remedy For A “Substantial Departure” From Election Law?
Yesterday, a federal district court judge in Wisconsin rejected President Trump’s suit against the Wisconsin Election Commission. Trump argued that guidance issued by the Commission “deviated so significantly from the requirements of Wisconsin’s election statutes that the election was itself a ‘failure.'” Trump asked to declare 50,000 votes as “tainted.” In other words, he wanted to nullify those votes. Instead, the Court should “remand” the issue to the Wisconsin legislature. The court explained, “plaintiff wants the Court to declare the election a failure, with the results discarded, and the door thus opened for the Wisconsin Legislature to appoint Presidential Electors in some fashion other than by following the certified voting results.”
The court found that the President had standing, but found that the case failed on the merits. Rick Pildes wrote a concise summary of the opinion. He wrote:
Even if A Court Were to Disagree with These Prior Conclusions, Under What Circumstances Does Election Administration Violate the Electors Clause
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