Trump returns to Wisconsin with false claims that he won the state in 2020

trump returns to wisconsin with false claims that he won the state in 2020

Trump returns to Wisconsin with false claims that he won the state in 2020

GREEN BAY, Wis.— Donald Trump returned to Wisconsin Tuesday night for the first time in nearly two years, re-introducing himself to the battleground state with misleading claims about the 2020 election.

“You know we won this state. We won this state by a lot. It came out that we won this,” Trump told the crowd at a rally here.

Trump won Wisconsin in 2016; he did not win the state in 2020. Turnout was higher in 2020 than it was four years early, so Trump did get more votes than he did in 2016 — but it was over 20,000 votes short of what Biden received.

On Monday, Trump also spread the falsehood during an interview with Milwaukee-based conservative talk radio host Dan O’Donnell.

“We actually did much better than the first time,” he said. “We won it in Wisconsin, as you know, the first time. The second time we did much better, but I guess it was delayed. They found out a lot of wrongdoing. And after the wrongdoing was found, people said, ‘Well, he actually did win.’”

O’Donnell did not offer pushback on the claim.

Trump’s campaign declined to offer additional comment.

A number of Republican Party officials and other candidates have expressed a desire to move on from claims the 2020 election was stolen, even as Trump continues to push the conspiracy theories.

Wisconsin played a central role in Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Two attorneys who worked for Trump orchestrated a plan that originated in Wisconsin for fake electors to falsify paperwork saying Trump won the state, according to a lawsuit settlement reached more than three years after the 2020 election. That strategy was replicated in other key battleground states.

Despite Trump continuing to re-litigate the past election, top allies have tried to change the subject and look toward 2024 as opposed to the past election.

The former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump — who was recently installed as co-chair of the Republican National Committee — told NBC News that she believes Republicans are leaving 2020 in the “past.”

“I think we are past that. I think that’s in the past,” Lara Trump told NBC News last month when asked if it was the RNC’s position that the 2020 election was not fairly decided. “The past is the past, and unfortunately we had to learn a couple of hard lessons in 2020.”

The Green Bay rally, though, underscored how that message has not yet reached some of Trump’s most intense base voters.

Roughly 90 minutes before Trump took the stage, Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow and among the most prominent advocates for the false idea that the 2020 election was stolen, hyped up the crowd by again claiming both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were wrongly decided.

“We all know what happened in Wisconsin in the 2020 election,” he said.

The crowd in attendance gave him a huge ovation.

This article was originally published on

News Related


Paul Hosford: Helen McEntee's future depends on the streets of Dublin remaining peaceful

Paul Hosford: Helen McEntee’s future depends on the streets of Dublin remaining peaceful The issue of policing in Dublin has been thrown into sharp focus following the horrific stabbing of ... Read more »

Five hospitalised following 'serious' two vehicle road traffic collision

The collision occurred on Monday morning. (stock image) Five people have been hospitalised following a two vehicle road traffic collision on Monday. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision, ... Read more »

Challenge: Try to find the hidden cat in a very old building

Challenge: Try to find the hidden cat in a very old building (Photo: Reproduction/Reddit) Only people with advanced observation skills can identify the hidden cat in this very old building. ... Read more »

Man arrested following suspected cocaine seizure in Galway worth €56,000

A man has been arrested following a seizure of cocaine with a value of €56,000 in Galway on Sunday evening. Gardaí seized the drugs during a search at a residence ... Read more »

Parkinson's Disease Warning Signs: What To Look Out For

generic doctor image Overview A chronic and progressive movement disorder that initially causes tremor in one hand, stiffness or slowing of movement. Symptoms If you or someone you know is ... Read more »

Man caught with over €1M worth of cocaine in van has jail time doubled in appeal

A man who was caught with over €1 million in cocaine in a “sophisticated” operation where the drugs were hidden in a modified compartment in his van has had his ... Read more »

Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd announces he will stand down after the next General Election

File image of Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd. FINE GAEL TD Fergus O’Dowd has announced that he will stand down at the next General Election. O’Dowd started his political career ... Read more »
Top List in the World