While the country awaits the results of the 2020 presidential election, it seems that President Trump is wholly against the vote-counting process. On November 5, he tweeted “STOP THE COUNT!,” meanwhile his campaign has filed a lawsuit against Nevada, claiming that “illegal votes” are being counted.
The president has also filed suits against Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan—with the latter having already declared that its 16 electoral votes will be going towards Joe Biden.
Earlier today, a former Nevada Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, held an official press conference to formally announce the grounds of the case. Laxalt was joined by the former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, the chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp, as well as Nevada GOP Chair Michael McDonald.
“We’re asking the judges to go through all the irregularities to stop the counting” of the disputed ballots, Lexalt said.
The Daily Mail has noted that if votes were to cease being counted right now, Biden would actually win the election.
Over the past few days, President Trump has unleashed a tirade against Biden supporters and mail-in ballots in particular. On the morning of November 4 he tweeted, “They are finding Biden votes all over the place — in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.” He then added, “So bad for our Country!”
Wisconsin’s electoral college voted in favor of Biden.
An hour earlier, the President wrote, “How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?”
Trump supporters are also demanding that votes stop being counted—they are protesting in Michigan, as well as Arizona. As noted, Michigan’s votes have already been counted in full and state’s electoral college votes went towards Biden.