Washington: When Democrat Joe Biden was close to winning the 270 electoral college votes required by the White House, President Donald Trump’s campaign put into effect a legal strategy that the president had hinted at for weeks: in the results The state that produced the results criticized the integrity of the voting process, which could mean his failure.
Democrats mocked the legal challenges presented by the presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia on Wednesday. Moreover, the series of court litigation seems obviously destined not to affect the outcome of the election.
The campaign said that these new documents, coupled with existing Republican legal challenges in Pennsylvania and Nevada, require campaign observers to better access locations where votes are being processed and counted, and have raised concerns among absent voters.
The Trump campaign also is seeking to intervene in a Pennsylvania case at the Supreme Court that deals with whether ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted, deputy campaign manager Justin Clark said.
Trump’s campaign also announced that it would ask for a recount in Wisconsin, also a state the AP called for Biden on Wednesday. Campaign manager Bill Stepien cited “irregularities in several Wisconsin counties,” without providing specifics.
Biden said Wednesday the count should continue in all states, adding, “No one’s going to take our democracy away from us — not now, not ever.”
Campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said legal challenges were not the behavior of a winning campaign.
“What makes these charades especially pathetic is that while Trump is demanding recounts in places he has already lost, he’s simultaneously engaged in fruitless attempts to halt the counting of votes in other states in which he’s on the road to defeat,” Bates said in a statement.
At the same time, the vote count continues until Thursday. In each election, the results reported on election night are unofficial, and the time span of the ballots exceeds the election day. But this year, due to concerns about voting in person during the pandemic, states are vying to vote by mail.
Mail ballots usually require more time for verification and counting. This year, due to a large number of mail voting and fierce competition, it is expected that the results will take longer.