Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania vote heads to court

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"We are still arguing that 682,479 ballots were counted illegally, in secret", Murtaugh said.

Over the weekend, the Trump campaign asked the court to sanction lawyers at a firm helping defend the state in the case, saying someone from the firm left a harassing message on Kerns' voicemail.

Neither the Trump campaign nor Republican officials were parties in these particular suits, though President Trump has urged his supporters to challenge an election that he has repeatedly claimed, without substantial evidence, was the result of widespread fraud.

The Hill magazine In the state of Pennsylvania, three lawyers representing Trump 's campaign have withdrawn from a lawsuit challenging the election results.

In 2016, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein paid $3.5 million in advance for the recount. This is part of the process, ' Giuliani said in a Monday press release.

On Sunday night her husband said during a "60 Minutes" interview that it was time for President Trump to concede. They are temporary occupants of the office, by design, " Barack Obama told correspondent Scott Pelley. In its request for relief, the Trump campaign also requested all ballots that were "cured" to be excluded from the vote total. He has headlined a series of press conferences to claim, without support, that the mishandling of the election and fraud cost Trump the race, despite purported evidence that has been exposed as weak in court.

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Votes in those blue counties helped tip the state to Biden. "There's no question about it".

President Donald Trump will have to pay $7.9 million if he wants a statewide recount of unofficial results in Wisconsin showing him losing to Democrat Joe Biden by about 20,500 votes.

She said the cost estimate was "significantly higher" than the actual costs of the 2016 recount there because it included extra funds for larger spaces required for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as security for those spaces, and a greater number of absentee ballots.

Recounts are not automatically triggered in Wisconsin, they must be asked for by one of the aggrieved candidates. In Wisconsin, the difference between Trump and Biden is 0.7 percentage points.

The lawsuit charges that "Democratic-heavy counties" violated the law by identifying mail-in ballots before Election Day that had defects - such as lacking an inner "secrecy envelope" or lacking a voter's signature on the outside envelope - so that the voter could fix it and ensure that the vote would count, called "curing". The Trump campaign will have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to submit a petition asking for a statewide recount, and the $7.9 million payment. The Trump campaign had previously focused its claims on the idea that as many as 680,000 mail-in ballots cast in the Democratic strongholds of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh should be invalidated because Republican observers couldn't adequately monitor the vote-counting for fraud.

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