WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in a number of states where the result could mean his defeat in the race against Democratic challengers Joe Biden.
A Trump lawsuit was announced Thursday in Nevada, in addition to previously filed suits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, as election officials counted votes in several of these undecided states that were crucial to the outcome of the presidential election. The campaign has also requested a recount in Wisconsin.
A judge on Thursday dismissed the Georgia filing by the state Republican Party and Trump’s campaign, which had asked him to ensure the coastal Chatham County was following state laws on processing absentee ballots.
Trump has said he’ll take the presidential election to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear what he meant in a country in which vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day — and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end.
So far, the vote count has been conducted efficiently and without evidence of any misconduct.