The re-election campaign of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defied scrutiny in another key state, Georgia, by calling for possible potentials to be located and invalidated. votes cast after the deadline.
Georgia is the third key state – along with Pennsylvania and Michigan- in which the Trump campaign has presented a demand to question some aspect of the scrutiny, while in another territory, Wisconsin, the president’s team has requested a count of all votes.
“We will not allow Democratic election officials steal these elections from the president Trump with late and illegal ballots, “the” number two “of the president’s re-election campaign, Justin Clark, said in a statement.
The lawsuit, filed in Chatham County, where the city of Savannah is located and which is Democratic-leaning, alleges that “a Republican observer observed how 53 ballots were illegally added late to a lot of mail-in ballots “in that county, Clark explained.
To be valid, ballots in Georgia had to arrive before 7:00 p.m. locals this Tuesday, Election Day, and the Trump campaign referred to that alleged incident in Savannah, of which did not provide evidence, to allege that an attempt was possibly being made to count votes received beyond that time.
A dozen counties
The appeal presented by the campaign asks “that all counties separate any ballot that had arrived late with respect to those issued legally, to ensure free and fair elections “, Clark summarized.
The Republican Party planned to present similar demands in a dozen Georgia counties.
The announcement came as scrutiny in Georgia was already over 95% and the results were still very tight, so the path to the White House could depend on the 16 electoral votes that that southern state distributes.
Trump led the scrutiny this Wednesday by a margin of just 1% over Biden, a advantage of about 56,000 votes, but more results were expected before the night was out.
Biden is one step away from achieving the 270 delegates who give the keys to the White House, whose path is to conquer at least one of the four key states Stakes: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada.