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Unsuccessful Efforts to Enjoin Certification of the 2020 Presidential Election Results in Wisconsin

Robert Timothy Reagan
November 3, 2023

Feehan v. Wisconsin Elections Commission (Pamela Pepper, 2:20-cv-1771) and Trump v. Wisconsin Elections Commission (Brett H. Ludwig, 2:20-cv-1785) (E.D. Wis.)
About four weeks after the 2020 presidential election, two federal complaints in the Eastern District of Wisconsin sought to enjoin certification of Wisconsin’s results because of alleged improprieties in the operation of the election. Two district judges dismissed the complaints as outside the federal court’s jurisdiction.
Subject: Voting irregularities. Topics: Enjoining certification; Electoral College; case assignment; intervention; attorney fees; laches.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.