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Trump campaign suing in Michigan to halt ballot count, gain access to counting process

Campaign also wants access to ballots already opened and counted.

Updated: November 4, 2020 - 2:46pm

The Trump campaign on Wednesday afternoon said it had filed suit in the Michigan Court of Claims seeking to halt that state's ballot-counting process until the campaign can be given access to oversee the process. 

Campaign officials have "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," the campaign said in a statement. 

"We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted," the campaign continued, adding that it "also demand[s] to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access." 

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