On Saturday, an attorney for President Donald Trump's campaign argued at the Wisconsin Supreme Court to throw out votes in Milwaukee and Dane Counties, two very large and very Democratic areas in the state.
The lawyer, however, was interrupted by Justice Jill Karofsky — the newest justice elected after a bitter campaign marked by voter suppression efforts — who pointed out that all the votes the campaign is targeting came from areas with a large nonwhite population. The effort, she added, "smacks of racism."
Justice Karofsky also demanded the campaign provide a single example of proven election fraud in Milwaukee or Dane Counties — a question the campaign ignored.
The Zoom call is assembling. As a reminder, Trump and Pence are gunning after Wisconsin's voters in Milwaukee and… https://t.co/2a2mtlSK0n— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1607796132.0
Trump and Pence's lawyer Jim Troupis is up: "Big cases depend on big principles," he begins.— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1607796255.0
Justice Karofsky interrupts: "All the will of all the voters, including the will of the voters in Dane and Milwauk… https://t.co/R5FlBlKXR9— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1607796347.0
Justice Karofsky says that these two out of 72 counties have been "targeted" because of their "diverse" populations… https://t.co/pWKbNtzIhI— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1607796426.0
Justice Karofsky: "I am very interested in knowing one person in Milwaukee County or one person in Dane County who… https://t.co/Xlaqu9Faze— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1607796485.0