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Trump campaign files lawsuit to stop vote counting in Georgia

November 4, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A Fulton County Board of Elections official, center, speaks to lawyers and representatives for the Democratic and Republican parties at the Fulton County Registration and Election warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger said Wednesday the state has only about 250,000 ballots left to count, and he expects to have every vote counted by the end of the day. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

The Trump campaign is filing a lawsuit to stop vote counting in Georgia, a campaign official said. It is unclear whether the suit will be successful.

The Trump campaign is filing a lawsuit to stop vote counting in Georgia, a campaign official said.

We will not allow Democrat election officials to steal this election from President Trump with late, illegal ballots.

President Trump and the Georgia Republican Party have filed suit to require all Georgia counties to separate any and all late-arriving ballots from all legally cast ballots to ensure a free, fair election in which only legal, valid ballots count. " 

Separately, David Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia state GOP, tweeted a short time ago, "I have authorized lawyers for the Georgia Republican Party to file an emergency petition against the Chatham County Board of Elections to enforce election laws and prevent the unlawful counting of absentee ballots received after the election. "

Where the race stands: President Trump is leading in Georgia but his lead has decreased through the day as more absentee ballots get counted.

President Trump's lead in Georgia has shrunk as more votes continue to be tallied in Fulton County, home to Atlanta, CNN's Wolf Blitzer said this evening.

Despite what Trump may think, there aren't any "nefarious things going on" with the vote counting process in places like Fulton County, CNN's John King said.

In pivotal Clark County, home to Las Vegas and nearly 70% of the state’s active voters, early in-person voting and ballots cast on Election Day show former Democratic nominee Joe Biden with a slight edge over President Trump.

In Washoe County, home to the city of Reno and the state’s second most populous county, the registrar of voters said all Election Day in-person votes and ballots received on Tuesday have been processed.

The county registrar said more than 21,000 votes were counted on Election Day and another 9,000 mail-in and ballots placed in drop boxes are being tallied.

Philadelphia’s ballot counting process is an open and transparent one, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a news conference Wednesday evening when asked about the Trump campaign lawsuit to stop the state’s counting of ballots.

All of the votes in Fulton County, the most populous in Georgia which includes Atlanta, will be counted by the end of night, promised the county's elections director Richard Barron this afternoon.

Barron said there are still 36,000 mail-in ballots to be counted in the county.

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