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Milwaukee Asks to Sanction Trump on ‘Baseless’ Election Suit

Donald Trump speaks during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Jan. 20.
Donald Trump speaks during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Jan. 20.Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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Donald Trump and his lawyers should pay more than $65,000 in legal fees to Milwaukee County and face additional sanctions for filing a “baseless” lawsuit trying to overturn the result of the presidential election, Wisconsin’s biggest metropolitan area told a judge.

The former president never had a valid reason to sue to toss out Wisconsin’s 3.3 million votes, a long-shot effort that would have paved the way for the state’s GOP-dominated legislature to appoint a slate of electors more favorable to Trump, the county said in a filing Thursday in federal court in Milwaukee.