Election 2020 results: Trump sues over ballot counting in Georgia county

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President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Georgia Republican Party filed a lawsuit Wednesday over the counting of absentee ballots in a Georgia county.

The campaign asks the court to require the Chatham County Board of Elections to “collect, secure, and safely store” absentee ballots it received after 7 p.m. on Election Day.

It requests the county to provide the campaign and party an accounting of the ballots and wait for further instruction from the court after securing them.

“President Trump and his team are fighting for the good of the nation to uphold the rule of law, and Georgia’s law is very clear: to legally count, mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day,” Deputy Trump Campaign Manager and Senior Counsel Justin Clark said in a statement.

Clark claimed a Republican poll observer “witnessed 53 late absentee ballots illegally added to a stack of on-time absentee ballots in Chatham County.”

Georgia has remained too close to call, according to NBC News. The state carries 16 electoral votes and Trump currently leads with by just 1% with 95% of the vote tallied so far as of about 8 p.m. ET.

The filing comes after the campaign said it had filed suits to halt counting in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.

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