Trump files fresh suit against Biden’s win

Filed on November 11, 2020 | Last updated on November 11, 2020 at 10.51 pm
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Trump has declined to concede the election to the Democrat Biden.

President Donald Trump’s campaign pushed ahead on Wednesday with its long-shot litigation strategy to try to upend Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 US election by filing a lawsuit in Michigan even as the former vice-president focused on laying the foundation for his incoming administration.

The Republican president’s team went to federal court to try to block Michigan, a Midwestern battleground state that he won in 2016 but lost to Biden in media projections, from certifying the election results. Trump trailed by roughly 148,000 votes, or 2.6 percentage points, in unofficial Michigan vote totals.

Trump has declined to concede the election to the Democrat Biden, instead lodging a flurry of lawsuits in pivotal states to try to back up his unsupported claims of widespread voting fraud. The Michigan lawsuit also made allegations of misconduct in the voting. Jake Rollow, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of State, said in a statement the Trump campaign was promoting false claims to erode public confidence in Michigan’s elections. “It does not change the truth: Michigan’s elections were conducted fairly, securely, transparently, and the results are an accurate reflection of the will of the people,” Rollow said.

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