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Trump campaign files lawsuit in Michigan to stop vote counting

Trump campaign file lawsuit in Michigan to stop vote counting
Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 04, 2020

The Trump campaign announced Wednesday it has filed a lawsuit to stop counting votes in Michigan, arguing they haven't been able to get access to numerous counting locations.

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Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien said in a statement that the campaign "has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process."

The campaign added that they are hoping to stop the counting until they get access and want to review ballots they claim were opened and counted while they didn't have access.

As of 2:13 p.m., Trump is losing to Joe Biden by more than 40,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting.

"Right now, we’re focused on counting every ballot in the state of Michigan, got secure protocols in place to tabulate those votes. That’s our focus. We stand by the process. As an election law attorney myself, we’re very familiar with the process and legality of our process. This story for us is about making sure at this point every valid ballot is counted," Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said during a press conference earlier Wednesday morning when asked about potential lawsuits. "We’re confident to fight on behalf on every single voter who got their ballot in on time. We’re gonna make sure those votes count."