President Donald Trump’s campaign has started issuing legal challenges to the results of the 2020 election.
Wisconsin declared that all ballots had been counted on Wednesday afternoon. According to The Associated Press, Biden won the state’s critical 10 electoral votes by approximately 20,000 ballots.
But the fight for the state isn’t over.
The Biden win was by less than one percentage point, so Trump’s campaign almost immediately demanded a recount.
“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. “The president is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
In Michigan, the Trump campaign sued to stop the vote-counting until they were provided access to monitor the tally.
“As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be,” said Stepien. “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.”
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker expressed concern that the 20,000 ballot lead for Biden in Wisconsin would be too much for Trump to overcome.
After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes. After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, @realDonaldTrump numbers went up by 131.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 4, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has launched a legal fund and has also dispatched lawyers throughout the swing states.
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