The day after the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s campaign issued a statement announcing that they’ve filed a lawsuit in the “Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.”
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien released the statement on the president’s campaign website:
As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be. 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. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.
As of this writing, the state of Michigan has yet to be declared for any presidential candidate. Fox News is currently reporting that 96 percent of the vote is in for the state, with Democrat challenger Joe Biden leading 49.4 percent to Trump’s 49.1 percent.