Hundreds Arrested at Protests Against Trump's Bid to Steal Election

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And the campaign said it was filing suit in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia to demand better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, and to raise absentee ballot concerns. Because 20 electoral votes were disputed, neither won a majority of the Electoral College, and the election went to the House of Representatives, which set up a commission that awarded the presidency to Hayes. If Biden's lead holds in Arizona, where the Associated Press has already declared him the victor, he need only maintain his narrow lead in Nevada to capture the presidency. His last chance for a flip is Nevada, another tight race, but one in which most of the uncounted votes are generally expected to favor Biden.

The outlook in Arizona, though, is muddled. The campaign believes Mr. Trump will end up winning the state by more than 200,000 votes. Under state law, they can still be accepted so long as they were postmarked by Election Day, on November 3. Some 89% of the total votes have been counted.

Television networks have projected a Biden win in MI, but final ballots are still being counted.

The election will also decide which party controls the U.S. Congress for the next two years, and the Democratic drive to win control of the Senate appeared to be falling short. David Perdue, who is leading in his race, into a runoff with rival Jon Ossoff.

It all depends on which of the remaining five states - Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia - they win. He said couldn't hear what was being said at the counting tables, where election workers without masks were "standing shoulder to shoulder and leaning over each other". Such electoral votes are based largely on a state's population. Much of the dispute centered on the TCF Center in Detroit where pro-Trump protesters gathered while absentee ballots were being counted.

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The win came during a second day of sometimes duelling demonstrations over the integrity of the presidential election as supporters of both parties turned out in Philadelphia.

In the MI city of Detroit, a majority-Black Democratic stronghold, a crowd of mostly-white Trump supporters chanting "Stop the count!" tried to barge into an election office Wednesday before being blocked by security. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called his team's lawsuit "frivolous". "They can't catch us", he said during an appearance at the White House. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, during a donor call, spoke plainly: "The fight's not over". "The litigation is ongoing". Another Election Day challenge from the Trump campaign to the ballot observation process in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, also near Philly, was dismissed by a judge, though Trump is now appealing, according to Pennsylvania court records. By being kept at a distance, the Trump campaign argued they could not see the ballots. In 2000, the Supreme Court announced George W Bush victorious after a recount of votes.

It's a pledge that many others have made if Trump wins the election.

Mail ballots from across the state that were counted by late Wednesday overwhelming broke Biden's direction. In states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, GOP-led state legislatures refused to allow election officials to begin counting mail-in votes until Election Day.

"This is part of a broader misinformation campaign", said Biden legal advisor Bob Bauer. "They're processing them. No one has the day off".

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