On Wednesday (Nov. 4), Donald Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania to stop ongoing ballot counting.
Justin Clark, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, released a statement about the suit and accused the Democrats of “scheming” to diminish the Republican vote. “This is the most important election of our lifetime and President Trump made clear our path forward night: ensure the integrity of this election for the good of the nation,” the statement read. “Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania. Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to put a stop to it.”
Clark then said they are asking for a halt to all ballot counting in the state until Republican poll observers are given more visibility with the ballot counting process. Pennsylvania reportedly have almost one million more votes that have yet to be counted.
The campaign is also accusing Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, of providing an extension for first-time voters to provide proof of identification in order for their vote to be counted.
“Without our action, Pennsylvanians, and possibly all Americans, may be forced to wait yet another several days for the outcome of the election – all because of the Secretary’s ridiculous eleventh-hour guidance that directly violates the Election Code,” the statement continued.
According to multiple outlets, Trump is currently ahead by more than 300,000 votes in Pennsylvania, but many of the votes that are still waiting to be counted are predicted to be for Biden.
Additionally, the Trump administration is also suing the state of Michigan to stop ballot counting. The Trump campaign says they 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.”
Biden was announced as the winner of Michigan on Wednesday afternoon. He walked away with the state’s 16 electoral votes.
Check out Clark’s full statement below.