Trump sensationally last night made the unfounded declaration that he had won and that the Democrats were trying to steal the election.
He also said he wanted the counting of ballots to stop, except for in Arizona where he was behind, and that he would take the case to the Supreme Court.
Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
He has continued his onslaught on Twitter today, by falsely claiming there had been widespread election fraud with mail-in ballots.
Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien has now announced that the President will file a law suit in Michigan in an attempt to stop the counting of ballots.
Stepien is also calling for a recount in Wisconsin as the margin is les than one per cent.
In a statement, Stepien said: “President Trump’s campaign has 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.
“We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
Trump has been building up to this during the campaign, with the President consistently questioning the validity of early voting.
He has been widely criticised by Democrats and Republicans alike for his conduct.