As vote totals are close and results continue to return, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt vote counting until “meaningful access” has been granted. President Trump’s campaign claims that they have not been afforded fair access that is guaranteed by Michigan law.
"We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted," Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a statement. "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."
Full Statement on Michigan lawsuit: pic.twitter.com/IWlruL4641— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) November 4, 2020
JUST IN: President Trump’s campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, where Joe Biden currently leads by less than 50,000 votes.— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 4, 2020
The suit demands that vote counting be halted until Trump campaign observers get more access to counting locations. https://t.co/mTFOYu1hmt pic.twitter.com/K0eOaEdoPm
Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan because they aren’t getting the appropriate access to monitor data and vote count. They want the count to stop until they are given access.— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 4, 2020
A substantial amount of ballots remain uncounted in Michigan. Both the Trump and Biden campaigns have exuded confidence in winning Michigan. Both the presidential and Senate race remain close.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.