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Trump campaign sues Arizona over rejected ballots as vote remains razor-thin

Arizona officials gave instructions that caused election machines to disregard voters' choices, suit alleges.

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Votes continue to be counted as Presidential race In Arizona tightens.
Votes continue to be counted as Presidential race In Arizona tightens.
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Updated: November 7, 2020 - 10:56pm

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona alleging ballots may have been improperly disregarded in Maricopa County, the state's largest metropolis.

The suit alleged that some in-person votes were not counted because of improper guidance provided by poll workers in situations known as an "over-vote."

“When a machine detects an over-vote on a ballot, poll workers should inform in-person voters of the error and give them an opportunity to correct the issue. Instead, poll workers in Maricopa County pressed, and told voters to press, a green button to override the error,” the campaign said. “As a result, the machines disregarded the voter’s choices in the over-voted races.”

Democrat Joe Biden holds a slim margin over Trump with thousands of votes remaining to be counted.

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