Days after polls closed on Tuesday, officials have yet to announce a formal winner of the presidential race.
As part of President Donald Trump’s response, his campaign has established an “all-star” team of lawyers tasked with challenging election-related events in a number of key battleground states, as reported by Breitbart.
“Remains extremely tight”
Among the members of this legal team are two of Trump’s personal attorneys: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow.
The team also reportedly includes former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and possibly Sidney Powell, the lawyer who defended former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
As of this writing, the Trump campaign has confirmed that it had filed legal challenges in a total of three states.
First, the team hopes to prevent votes from being counted in Michigan, arguing that the Trump 2020 campaign staff was denied “meaningful access” to the ballot-counting process.
“As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be,” said Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.
“Until meaningful access has been granted”
Accordingly, Stepien said that the campaign has filed a lawsuit to “halt counting until meaningful access has been granted,” adding that the campaign has demanded “to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access.”
The Trump campaign is raising a similar legal challenge in Pennsylvania, as deputy campaign manager Justin Clark explained.
He said that the suit seeks “to stop Democrat election officials from hiding the ballot counting and processing from our Republican poll observers” and “to temporarily halt counting until there is meaningful transparency and Republicans can ensure all counting is done above board and by the law.”
In Georgia, local reports show that the Trump campaign is filing a lawsuit alleging “that a Republican observer watched a poll worker take unprocessed absentee ballots from a back room and mix them into processed absentee ballots waiting to be tabulated.”
For his part, the president does not seem to have much confidence in the recently announced legal challenges, as he tweeted on Wednesday: “Our lawyers have asked for ‘meaningful access,’ but what good does that do? The damage has already been done to the integrity of our system, and to the Presidential Election itself. This is what should be discussed!”