Trump Campaign Files Law Suit to Stop Vote Counting in Georgia

US President Donald Trump while addressing an election campaign. (File Image)

According to a court document released by Trump’s re-election campaign, a lawsuit was brought against the Chatham County Board of Elections asked a judge to order the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 p.m. on Election Day

Georgia: US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign said they have filed a ‘lawsuit’ in Georgia to require Chatham County separate and secure late-arriving ballots to ensure they are not counted. Trump’s campaign asked a judge to order to the county to secure and account for ballots received after 7 pm on Election Day.

“President Trump and his team are fighting for the good of the nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia’s law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day,” Deputy Campaign manager Justin Clark said.

The re-election campaign has reportedly filed lawsuits in Michigan and Pennsylvania too, seeking to halt vote counting. Trump’s team has also argued that officials had failed to allow fair access to counting sites.

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(Story by Reuters, edited by Drishti)