MADISON - The state Supreme Court rejected a request Thursday by President Donald Trump to revoke the certification of his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
The 4-3 decision left room for Trump to bring a new challenge to the election results and the president quickly did so. But the high court's ruling provided a serious setback for him because even some of the dissenting justices signaled they do not support Trump's call for throwing out hundreds of thousands of ballots.
Conservative Justice Brian Hagedorn and the court's three liberals declined to take the case he filed directly with them because state law requires election challenges like his to be filed in circuit court.
"We do well as a judicial body to abide by time-tested judicial norms, even — and maybe especially — in high-profile cases," he wrote. "Following the law governing challenges to election results is no threat to the rule of law."