Donald Trump sues multiple states over election process

Donald Trump sues multiple states over election process

DONALD TRUMP has sued multiple American states to stop them from counting votes.

Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia have all been targeted by the US President, who is calling for a total halt to all vote counting.

The incumbent had held a lead in multiple states as of 2am Washington time on 4 November, and falsely declared victory while millions of votes still had to be counted-- many of them mail-in ballots, which were expected to be largely pro-Biden.

As the mail-in ballots began to be counted, and Biden caught up or overtook Trump in key states, the US President, and as he has done repeatedly, Trump took to Twitter to claim the mail-in ballots were fraudulent.

"Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled," he wrote.

"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!"

Now Mr Trump has sued Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan as Mr Biden edges closer to clinching the election.

The President called for all vote counting to stop, and demanded "to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access", campaign manager Bill Stepien stated, according to Snopes.

Mr Trump's comments and actions has led to some of his supporters gathering outside a counting centre in Detroit, Michigan, shouting and chanting 'Stop the count'.

Mr Trump had previously threatened to go to the Supreme Court if needed, and has already demanded a recount in Wisconsin.

There remains millions more votes to be counted, and while Biden is slightly in the lead, Trump is not out yet-- and no counting centre has agreed to stop counting the votes.