Trump Campaign Is Suing to Pause Vote Count in Michigan Amid Election

Trump Campaign Is Suing to Pause Vote Count in Michigan Amid Election

Four years ago, Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes, a breakthrough that along with wins in MI and Pennsylvania helped hand him his first term in the White House.

Trump 2020 Campaign Manger Bill Stepien announced the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming they were denied access to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process. "President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in MI and everywhere else", said Bill Stepien, Trump's campaign manager.

A host of media outlets have projected that Trump will be winning in 23 states. Biden has won the critical state of Wisconsin and is expected to win Arizona, Nevada and MI; if he wins those four states, he doesn't need Pennsylvania to reach 270 Electoral College votes.

Biden's campaign hasn't issued a response.

In 2016, Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, which is considered a key battleground. Trump's campaign earlier in the day also expressed optimism over his chances in Arizona.

"I am not here to declare we've won but when the count is finished we believe we will be the winners". President Trump leads there.

The elections director for Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia, said that vote counting there would be complete on Wednesday night, according to Reuters. "We feel confident about Pennsylvania".

"Nobody is going to take our democracy away from us".

"All of the ballots have indeed been counted".

There are now less than 200,000 mail-in ballots left to count. Besides, millions of votes from mail-in ballots still remain to be counted.

No comment was immediately available from Wisconsin officials about whether the Trump campaign had submitted a formal recount request.

Trump's campaign is also filing suit to stop ballot counting because they claim election officials are counting and processing ballots out of sight of Republican poll observers. "The eyes of the country are on Pennsylvania". At the same time, he threatened to petition the Supreme Court to halt the counting of votes.

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