US Election 2020: How are Trump’s legal challenges going?

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th Nov, 2020. 11:06 am
Donald Trump legal challenges

Republican Donald Trump’s campaign has launched legal challenges in wake of the Presidential election ballot counts.

According to the international news agency, Republicans on Monday abandoned lawsuits challenging election results in four battleground states Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – where Mr. Biden was projected as the winner.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday said the Trump campaign would have to pay nearly $8m (£6m) for a vote recount in that state – which Mr. Biden appears to have won by 20,000 ballots – if it still wanted one.

However, in a consolation for Mr. Trump, Georgia officials said they had found nearly 2,600 ballots that were not counted in a Republican-leaning county on election night. A voting official in the state, Gabriel Sterling, said the ballots were overlooked because of “a person not executing their job properly”.

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The isolated discovery was likely to improve Mr. Trump’s vote count by a net 800.

A by-hand recount is being conducted in Georgia because of the 0.3% margin separating the rivals.

Meanwhile, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, told an international news source on Monday that he had been coming under pressure from a fellow Republican, Trump ally and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, to disqualify legally posted ballots in certain counties

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