Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 8, 2020
By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Trump supporters turned out in force at the Wisconsin State Capitol Monday to voice their support for the president and demand courts in critical swing states, “Stop the Steal!”
The March for Trump rally on the Capitol steps comes as President Donald Trump’s campaign prepares to argue in Wisconsin federal court that state and local elections officials broke the law and why that tainted the outcome. Democrat Joe Biden unofficially won Wisconsin by some 20,600 votes.
Among the speakers was Bob Spindell, a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. He laid out the many allegations of misconduct, from Election Night ballot bungling to illegal election advice issued by the state commission on which he serves.
“The situation in Milwaukee is such that we can still win this election,” Spindell said, referring to claims of invalid votes. He added that chaos creates election irregutlatires and fraud, and the left got exactly what it was looking for this year under the guise of COVID-19. They used the pandemic as a shield to push vote-by-mail and water down or knock out voter integrity laws.
Mike Lindell, the MyPillow guy and vocal supporter of the president, is helping lead the two-week bus tour, slated to end this Saturday Washington, D.C.
He told the crowd in Madison that the evidence expected to be presented in court this week will have even some Democrats changing their minds.
“I can tell you right now that Donald Trump won Wisconsin. Fact,” said the CEO, known for starring in his product’s commercials. He added that when all of the evidence is finally brought to light, Trump will be shown to have won other key battleground states, too — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania.
Lindell’s optimism pumped up the crowd despite another round of bad news for the Trump campaign.
Not long before Monday’s rally, a Michigan federal judge shot down a lawsuit brought by Trump ally Sidney Powell, claiming it was filled with “theories, conjecture and speculation.” Judge Linda V. Parker, nominated to the bench by former President Barack Obama, sounded more political than judicial in her 36-page ruling against the lawsuit, which aims to take Michigan’s critical electoral votes away from Biden, Obama’s vice president.
And in Georgia, federal court Judge Timothy Batten Sr. quickly dismissed Powell’s lawsuit claiming Trump was the victim of massive ballot fraud tied to Georgia’s use of suspect Dominion voting machines. Batten was nominated in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He, too, ruled that the federal court was not the proper venue for the lawsuit.
The clock is ticking. Federal law requires the states’ Electoral College votes to be cast on Dec. 14 — six days away.
The Trump campaign’s lawsuit in Wisconsin federal court is set for trial on Thursday.