Nearly simultaneously, Wisconsin calls the presidential race for the Joe Biden-Senator-Kamala Harris ticket, and Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan. He claimed that the win was “stolen” from him. Campaign Manager Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, released a statement detailing the Michigan lawsuit.
CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reported that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) had taken Wisconsin:
‘CNN: Biden wins Wisconsin.’
Then, Acosta reported that the president’s attorneys had already filed a lawsuit in Michigan. Trump wanted the court to halt its ballot counting:
‘Trump campaign says it has filed a lawsuit in Michigan to “halt counting…”’
Michigan government/politics correspondent for the Associated Press (AP) David Eggert also reported on the lawsuit. It would easily fit into the “frivolous” category:
‘Breaking: Trump campaign files lawsuit in Michigan Court of Claims seeking to halt the counting of ballots until it is given “meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process.”‘
The statement from Stepien read as follows, according to NBC 25 News:
‘As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be. President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.’
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One by one, slow and honest. That is what Democracy looks like! pic.twitter.com/XjnI8pWMMS
— 🌈😷SAVE LIVES👭👫👬🏳️🌈 (@JewelEvony) November 4, 2020
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