With dubious election results in several states following Tuesday’s Presidential Election, by Wednesday President Donald Trump’s campaign filed suit in Michigan and then Pennsylvania. The President is questioning outcomes in battleground states, particularly as more than 138,000 ballots magically appeared overnight in Michigan, all voting for challenger Joe Biden.
The lawsuits join existing Republican legal challenges in Pennsylvania and Nevada, demanding access for campaign observers to be present where ballots are still being counted, as Trump said in a Tweet today:
We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact,…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
However, as one of President Trump’s attorneys, Jenna Ellis explained, at a Detroit, Michigan location, poll watchers were kept away, as ballots were counted. Poll workers even covered windows with paper.
In Georgia, poll watchers were kept away from watching the ballot counting for 20 hours.
In Pennsylvania, 3 million mail-in ballots were allowed after Election Day was over.
In Wisconsin, there were numerous voting “irregularities.”
Three million Nevada absentee votes haven’t been counted, showing the state is undecided.
As Ellis explained, the Biden campaign keeps saying they want “all votes counted.” But this means all duplicative votes, spoiled votes, and votes received after the election deadline. “All manner of fraud to count,” she said. “The media keeps reporting, ‘the President is trying to stop the count.'”
But some states actually halted their counts Tuesday evening, if Biden was losing. “We want meaningful access to the counting,” Ellis said. “We are preserving and protecting the U.S. Constitution and free and fair elections.”
This is the actual status of several states, and why President Trump’s attorneys are fighting legally for poll watching, recounts and even getting the judiciary involved:
Wisconsin: Media said Biden was up by 17%. Reality: Wisconsin is within 1%. “That is recount territory,” a friend commented.
Michigan: Many outlying counties still need to be counted. Trump won Michigan in 2016, and his team is confident a victory includes Michigan.
Pennsylvania: Five Western PA pro-Trump counties remain uncounted. The Trump team says this adds up to a 40,000-vote win, even if Biden gets 95% of outstanding ballots in Philadelphia.
Nevada: Late-breaking absentee ballots and voter mail-in votes likely gets Trump a win by a margin of 5,500. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said he believes there is a path to a Trump victory.
Georgia: Trump has a healthy lead and that is expected to be maintained.
Arizona: Very much still in play, despite FOX News calling AZ last evening ahead of 600,000 remaining votes from Maricopa County being counted. Trump is projected to keep pulling 2:1 of remaining votes.
North Carolina: Still leaning toward a Trump victory, and is expected to continue to do so.
California anomalies: Has California ever seen such huge margins between Democrat Congressional wins and their Republican challengers? Not since Secretary of State Alex Padilla was elected in 2014. Expect legal challenges from some candidates.
Nevada AG Adam Laxalt said President Donald Trump would have won last night in a normal election.