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Judges Dismiss Trump Lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia

What Happened:

  • On Thursday, judges in Georgia and Michigan dismissed the Trump campaign lawsuits regarding the voting process.

  • In Georgia, the case focused on 53 absentee ballots in Chatham County. The case was dismissed by the judge when elections officials testified that all of those ballots had been received on time.

  • In Michigan and Pennsylvania, the cases involved additional access for campaign observers in locations in which the ballots are being processed and counted. The judge dismissed the case in Michigan.

  • In Pennsylvania, however, Trump won a ruling which allowed campaign observers to get closer to the election workers who are processing the mail-in ballots. This resulted in a temporary halt of counting this morning as the areas were re-arranged to accommodate the new guidelines. The counting process in PA has since resumed.

  • Said Biden campaign attorney Bob Bauer, "I want to emphasize that for their purposes these lawsuits don’t have to have merit. That’s not the purpose. ... It is to create an opportunity for them to message falsely about what’s taking place in the electoral process."

  • The Trump campaign has also requested a recount of the Wisconsin vote alleging "irregularities."

  • On Thursday, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters that “every night the president goes to bed with a lead” and new votes “are mysteriously found in a sack.” There has been no evidence of votes being found "in a sack" thus far.

  • Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said additional legal action should be expected.

Developing Story

Photo Source: whitehouse.gov

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