A conservative judge in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, who was criticized by President Donald Trump for rejecting his election fraud claims, has said he is getting extra police protection due to concerns over his safety.
Justice Brian Hagedorn has written the majority opinion in decisions against Trump in cases over the last few weeks and dismissed the latest attempt.
The Trump campaign spent $3 million for a recount in the state’s most populous and Democratic-leaning areas, Milwaukee and Dane counties, after Biden beat the incumbent by about 21,000 votes.
Trump had sought to invalidate around 221,000 votes in those counties in a lawsuit that claimed some absentee ballots were obtained without proper paperwork being filled out. Trump’s team also accused election officials of adding witness information to the certification of absentee ballots.
Trump took to Twitter to claim that it was his backing that got him the Wisconsin Supreme Court post in the first place.
“Two years ago, the great people of Wisconsin asked me to endorse a man named Brian Hagedorn for State Supreme Court Justice, when he was getting destroyed in the Polls against a tough Democrat