The Trump campaign is suing Michigan after Republicans were allegedly denied the ability to oversee the opening and counting of ballots. Michigan state law requires participation of both parties in overseeing vote counts to protect against election fraud.
“As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be,” wrote Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Bill Stepien. “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.” Stepien continued. “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.”
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) November 4, 2020
Michigan has had multiple issues with vote tallying. On Wednesday morning, for example, a county clerk’s office in Michigan released a statement explaining that there were “skewed results” in the county.
“Early this morning, the Antrim County Clerk, Sheryl Guy, became aware of apparently skewed results in the Unofficial Election Result tabulations.” The statement said. “Since then, the Clerk’s Office has been reviewing the results and the multiple redundancies to search out any possible discrepancies. Staff is currently working with township officials and with Election Source, the company that provides the voting software programs and hardware.”