Combined, this aggregates to a total of 221,334 allegedly illegal votes. It is important to break them out categorically. First, notice again that no fraud on the part of the voters is alleged. All of these claims involve voters who, with no cause to believe otherwise, cast ballots on the assumption that state officials were acting lawfully. Between that fact, and the fact that the Trump campaign wanted to void not all votes but only likely Biden votes (in heavily blue Milwaukee and Dane Counties) in these categories, it becomes clear that canceling out these 221,334 votes across the state would have been unfair, even if they were all technically illicit.

Second, they were not all illicit. In fact, the vast majority of them were undeniably lawful — even under the dissenting justices’ analysis.

It is vital to understand this because some of the president’s allies are peddling a whopper, namely, that all 221,334 votes in question were acknowledged to be illegal, but the court’s left-wing justices used the “laches doctrine” (the rule that litigants may not unduly delay in objecting to prejudicial wrongs) as a pretext to avoid admitting that Trump won the state. That is not what happened. The story has some legs, though, owing to the peculiar way in which the opinions are written — the court’s majority opinion written by Justice Hagedorn, a concurring opinion weirdly added by Hagedorn (yes, he agrees with himself!), another short concurrence add by two justices, and separate opinions from all three dissenting justices, including the most important one from Chief Justice Roggensack, which goes through the four categories of ballots described above.