Over the past year, Vos has said he talks to Trump regularly, even though they do not see eye to eye on how to deal with the 2020 election. Vos did not immediately respond to a request for an interview Wednesday morning.
Steen said that he has not talked to Trump but that the former president’s comments are lending fuel to his primary campaign. He criticised Vos for not advancing the resolution that seeks to undo the 2020 results.
“If you really want the people to know that their vote counts, you want to find the answer, so what he is doing to me is spitting in the face of men and women who have given their life to this country,” he said.
The continued push from Trump to overturn the 2020 election results comes as the hearings for the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol have shown that Trump’s actions put the country on a path toward violence that day. Evidence from the committee indicates that Trump chose to escalate rather than dial down tensions surrounding the election on at least 15 occasions. The committee’s next hearing, scheduled for Thursday night (US time), will focus on Trump’s actions while the US Capitol was under attack and breached.
The Wisconsin case the state Supreme Court ruled on this month was brought by two suburban Milwaukee men represented by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty after about 2 million people voted by absentee ballot in the November 2020 election, largely because of the coronavirus pandemic. There were 528 drop boxes in use across 430 state municipalities for the 2020 election, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
After the conservative group argued in a lawsuit that nothing in state law indicated that absentee drop boxes were allowed, the case made its way to the state Supreme Court. On July 8, the Wisconsin high court ruled 4 to 3 against the use of drop boxes, with conservatives in the majority and liberals in the minority.
“An absentee ballot must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote for the majority.
Some Republicans have seized on the ruling as a way to try to reverse the 2020 results, but the court’s ruling focused only on future elections, not ones that have passed.
The same court declined to take up a lawsuit brought shortly after the 2020 election that sought to invalidate those results because of the use of drop boxes. In a decision from that time, the justices wrote that challenges to election procedures must be brought before elections are held, not afterward.
In his interview with WISN, Vos played down Trump’s latest push to change the results in Wisconsin.
“I think we all know Donald Trump is Donald Trump,” Vos said. “There’s very little we can do to control or predict what he will do.”
President Joe Biden’s job-approval rating has meanwhile fallen to the lowest mark of his presidency, and a healthy majority of Americans don’t want to see either him or former President Donald Trump run again in 2024, a Quinnipiac University poll found.
Biden’s approval rating fell to 31 per cent with 60 per cent disapproving of his job performance in the survey of adults conducted July 14-18. Seventy-one percent of Americans don’t want to see Biden run for re-election, including 54 per cent of Democrats and 77 per cent of independents, the poll found.
Fully 64 per cent of Americans don’t want to see Trump make another White House bid as he has teased – including 27 per cent of Republicans and 68 per cent of independents – and only 37 per cent of adults have a favorable opinion of Trump, according to the survey.
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