US election: Trump files lawsuits to stop votes counting in Michigan, Pennsylvania

US election: Trump files lawsuits to stop votes counting in Michigan, Pennsylvania

- President Trump's legal team has filed lawsuits in two states as votes counting continues

- The president's team wants the court to stop the counting of votes in the two states until observers are allowed to monitor the counting

- President Trump's campaign has also said it will demand a recount of votes in Wisconsin

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President Donald Trump's legal team has filed lawsuits in two key battleground states where counting of votes is still ongoing - Pennsylvania and Michigan.

ABC News reports that the lawsuits were aimed at halting vote counting until courts can enforce rules that permit election observers to watch the ballots being opened and counted.

Eric Trump, one of the president's sons, at a press conference on Wednesday, November 4, alleged voter fraud in Pennsylvania.

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US election: Trump files lawsuits to stop votes counting in Michigan, Pennsylvania
Election workers count ballots on Wednesday, November 4, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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He said:

"They're not letting our poll watchers watch the polls, not letting them inside. They're trying to cheat."

ABC News notes, however, that the Trump campaign has not produced any evidence of cheating apart from alleging that poll watchers were being denied close-up access to observe votes counting.

READ ALSO: Live Update: Trump, Biden know fate in US election as results counting begins gathers that the Biden campaign has responded to the lawsuits, slamming them as "pathetic".

Meanwhile, ABC News notes that election lawyers have said the claim by Trump's legal team stems from rules imposed in some polling locations that required election observers to stand farther back from the counting process as mail-in ballots were opened and signatures were reviewed.

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Earlier, reported that Trump's campaign organisation said it would request for the recount of votes in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin is one of the battleground states which the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, has been projected to win the state.

At the time of filing this piece, Biden Biden is inching closer to winning the 2020 US presidential poll as he now has 264 electoral votes while Trump's electoral votes remain at 214. has also listed here the states where Trump and Biden have won and lost so far.

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