Despite the passage of over 20 months since the 2020 presidential election, a Wisconsin Republican official verified former Republican President Donald Trump is still pressuring state election officials to decertify and overturn his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden.
In November 2020, Trump lost both the popular vote and electoral delegate count to Biden by a wide margin. In 2016, Trump only lost the popular vote to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Since then, Trump has refused to concede or admit he lost.
However most people were unaware he was still pressuring state officials to commit election fraud and hand him the presidency.
In an interview with WISN 12 ABC, Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stated Trump called him last week telling him a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on ballot dropboxes was an opportunity to overturn the election results.
When Vos refused, Trump took to Truth Social to label Vos a RINO—Republican In Name Only.
You can see the interview here:
However Vos still had some praise for Trump, giving him points for consistency.
"It's very consistent. He makes his case, which I respect.
"He would like us to do something different in Wisconsin. I explained it's not allowed under the constitution."
"He has a different opinion, and then he put out the [Truth Social post]."
WISN 12 News anchor Matt Smith shared Trump's Truth Social post on Twitter.
Trump posted his creative interpretation of the Wisconsin court ruling:
"Looks like Speaker Robin Vos, a long time professional RINO always looking to guard his flank, will be doing nothing about the amazing Wisconsin Supreme Court decision stating loud and clear that the impossible to control Ballot 'Unlock' Boxes in the State are ILLEGAL."
"What a waste of a brilliant and courageous decision by Wisconsin's Highest Court."
"The Democrats would like to sincerely thank Robin, and all of his fellow RINOs, for letting them get away with "murder."
"A Rigged & Stolen Election!"
Trump followed up with an official statement targeting Vos' reelection and again pressuring Vos to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump's team wrote:
"So what's Speaker Robin Vos doing on the Great Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling declaring hundreds of thousands of Drop Box votes to be illegal?"
"This is not a time for him to hide, but a time to act!"
"I don’t know his opponent in the upcoming Primary, but feel certain he will do well if Speaker Vos doesn't move with gusto."
"Robin, don't let the voters of Wisconsin down!"
Trump lost in Wisconsin by about 19,000 votes costing him 10 electoral votes. Trump lost the electoral college vote by 74 votes.
However the court ruling didn't declare "hundreds of thousands of Drop Box votes" illegal.
The court's ruling will limit the use of drop boxes in future elections unless the legislature takes action to allow drop box voting.
Trump found few allies or respect for his latest scheme.
While Vos gave Trump credit for being consistent, other Republicans are chacterizing his inability to admit he lost fairly and by a large margin an indication of Trump's lack of maturity and character.
Rather than consistent, it's been called childish and destructive.