Donald Trump campaign lost the lawsuit in the states of Georgia and Michigan both of which were closely contested.
Washington DC| The counting of votes in the US presidential election continues for the third day straight. The polls show that Biden is ahead of Trump with key states flipping in his favour. As per the Fox News prediction, Joe Biden maintains the lead with 264 electoral college votes whereas Trump trails with 214 votes.
However, as the victory margins are narrowing down, Trump campaign has accused the Democrats of trying to “steal” the election, a claim that many pointed out was made without substantial ground or evidence by the president. Taking it to Twitter, the US President wrote in all caps “Stop the count”. He was referring to the counting of mail-in votes. The US Election system allows casting votes by postal ballots. According to American media reports, this time around close to 100 Million people chose to opt for early voting or postal ballots.
Donald Trump, however, claims that the mail-in vote system is fraudulent. “This is a fraud with American people,” he claimed in the address from White House two days ago declaring his victory. Yesterday, his campaign also filed a lawsuit in at least two states to either stop the counting of mail-in votes or recount the votes where Biden emerged as a winner.
STOP THE COUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
Trump, in his 17-minute statement, made a number of statements about the country’s democratic process that had never been heard of before. According to Trump, Democrats are using “illegal votes” to try to steal the election.
Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has appealed to the people to maintain peace. He said in his tweet, “I ask people to remain calm. The process is going on. Counting is being done.”
I ask people to stay calm.
The process is working.
The count is being completed.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 5, 2020
Donald Trump Campaign loses lawsuit
Trump’s campaign lost the lawsuit in the states of Georgia and Michigan both of which were closely contested. In the Georgia case, the campaign alleged that 53 late-arriving ballots were mixed with on-time ballots. In Michigan, it had sought to stop votes from being counted and obtain greater access to the tabulation process.
State judges tossed out both lawsuits on Thursday. However, undeterred the team has now said they will file a lawsuit in Nevada.