US politics live updates: Electoral college meeting now as Donald Trump loses more court challenges
As the electoral college was meeting across the America, US president Donald Trump lost another court case in Wisconsin that wanted to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in the state. It ended his court challenges in the state just before it's electors met to cast their 10 votes for Biden.
The ruling came after the court held arguments Saturday, the same day a federal judge dismissed another Trump lawsuit seeking to overturn his loss in the state. Trump appealed that ruling.
Trump sought to have more than 221,000 ballots disqualified in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the state's two most heavily Democratic counties.
He wanted to disqualify absentee ballots cast early and in-person, saying there wasn't a proper written request made for the ballots; absentee ballots cast by people who claimed "indefinitely confined" status; absentee ballots collected by poll workers at Madison parks; and absentee ballots where clerks filled in missing information on ballot envelopes.
Progressive Justice Jill Karofsky blasted Trumps' case during Saturday's hearing, saying it "smacks of racism" and was "un-American." Conservative justices voiced some concerns about how certain ballots were cast, while also questioning whether they could or should disqualify votes only in two counties.