Conservative group files lawsuit in Wisconsin Supreme Court to prevent certification of election results

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans have filed an emergency petition in the state Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent election results from being certified.

The Wisconsin Voters Alliance filed the lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Tuesday. Election results in the state have yet to be certified, as the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties is still underway.

The lawsuit claims over 96,000 of the votes counted in the Nov. 3 election were illegal and alleges those absentee voters avoided Wisconsin voter ID laws and listed “indefinitely confined” as their reason for requesting a ballot.

President-elect Joe Biden won Wisconsin by more than 20,000 votes.

The group also argued that Facebook helped people illegally register to vote through the social media platform.

The conservative group tried to block more than $6 million in election grant money to five Wisconsin cities, but a federal judge declined the request last month.

WEC must certify the state’s election results by Dec. 1.