Trump campaign files lawsuit in Michigan, demands recount in Wisconsin

Trump speaks during the first 2020 presidential debate, which turned out to be highly contentious and chaotic at multiple points. Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP

The Trump campaign has requested a recount of the Wisconsin ballots, which could take up two weeks if 2016 is any measure. This decision is the result of reports that 200,000 ballots were dumped overnight giving Biden a lead when Trump was clearly the front runner last evening, raising concerns.

It remains to be seen whether a recount will occur in Wisconsin which could possibly change the tide for Trump as it did in 2016. One thing is clear, however. The questioning of the validity of the American electoral process has become a prevalent issue since 2016 and continues to be one.

The Trump campaign also fille a lawsuit in Michigan to observe the counting of ballots.

In a statement, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said, “President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access.”