Wisconsin Supreme Court denies Trump's election lawsuit

Kellyanne Conway at the Coney Barrett superspreader event

US President Donald Trump has urged members of the Republican Party to "get tough".

The president's team has reportedly already started working on preparations for a run to reclaim the White House, and Mr Trump told a gathering of the Republican National Committee this week that he would "see them in four years".

With tens of millions of dollars in his political fund, Donald Trump can back favoured candidates in upcoming campaigns, finance his own rallies and travel, and also staff and support a preliminary campaign apparatus in case he's serious about running again in 2024.

The judge questioned why Trump wasn't going directly to the Legislature if he wants lawmakers to get involved with naming electors.

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that Trump must first file his lawsuit with a lower circuit court, as required by Wisconsin's election recount laws. "This election was a total fraud", without backing up his claim.

Mr Trump has refused to concede the election and has repeatedly continued to pursue unsuccessful court challenges.

Trump has lost more than two dozen legal battles that he launched to try to overturn the result, leveling baseless claims that the election was rigged against him.

Biden added that the presence of United States incumbent President Donald Trump at the inauguration ceremony would be important to demonstrate the completion of the peaceful transfer of power.

In an interview with CNN, the president-elect said that it was "of no personal effect to me" whether Trump attended but that Trump's absence would send a bad message to the world about the state of politics in the US.

"What I worry about, more than the impact on domestic politics, is the image we're presenting to the rest of the world". "Look how we're viewed".

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In his video posted Wednesday, Trump said there were facts and evidence of a mass conspiracy created by Democrats to steal the election, a similar argument made by Giuliani and others before judges that has been largely unsuccessful.