Trump Lawyer Tries To Toss Out His Own Vote In Wisconsin Recount

Election officials begin counting absentee ballots at City Hall on November 3, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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November 23, 2020 11:07 a.m.

Jim Troupis, one of the Trump campaign lawyers seeking to throw out tens of thousands of 2020 ballots in the 2020 election vote recount in two deeply blue Wisconsin counties, unveiled a head-scratching gambit on Sunday.

As he was explaining to Wisconsin’s Dane County Board of Canvassers why in-person absentee ballots ought to be deemed illegal and thus invalidated, Troupis presented a list of those who had voted with those ballots-and then admitted he himself was one of the voters who had done so.

“I’m sure I’m on that list,” he said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Journal Sentinel also reported that Troupis’ wife had voted the same way.

At the time of writing, the lawyer did not return TPM’s call.

The recount in the counties of Dane and Milwaukee, two liberal bastions that President-elect Joe Biden won handily, began on Friday at President Donald Trump’s request after his Democratic challenger won Wisconsin by a margin of approximately 20,000 votes.

The county election officials began the recount on Friday. The results will not be fully determined until “well past Thanksgiving,” according to Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson, who alleged that rowdy pro-Trump observers have been disrupting the retallying process with complaints and throwing the recount off schedule.

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