Trump Campaign Files Lawsuits Contesting Vote Counting in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia

President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia as the president’s lead in those states slipped away, The Associated Press reports.

In Michigan, the Trump campaign asked a judge to stop ballot-counting until Republican poll challengers are allowed to observe the count.

The lawsuit accuses Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson of allowing ballots to be counted without bipartisan observers and challengers.

The suit alleges that she was undermining the “constitutional right of all Michigan voters ... to participate in fair and lawful elections.”

Attorney General Dana Nessel said the campaign was trying to “unring a bell” since all of the votes were already counted.

"The relief they seek can no longer be granted," her office said in a court filing.

Pennsylvania ballots at issue:

The Trump campaign is trying to intervene in a Supreme Court case surrounding mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.

The Supreme Court split 4-4 on the case, allowing the state to accept mail-in ballots up to three days after the election if they are postmarked by November 3.

The Trump campaign wants the court to invalidate the late-arriving ballots now that Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the ninth justice.

Georgia lawsuit denied:

The campaign filed a lawsuit in Chatham County, Georgia questioning whether some mail ballots had arrived after the cut-off.

One poll worker said he was not sure if some ballots that were counted had arrived on time but witnesses said that they did.

The judge quickly denied the motion.


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