The Trump campaign announced that it will file several lawsuits in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as ballots continue to be counted after election day. One of the three lawsuits will be directed against “Pennsylvania’s distraught, radical left-wing Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.
The Trump campaign claimed in a press release on Wednesday that Boockvar “did her best to use late, illegal ballots in collusion with the partisan state Supreme Court to create a back door for Joe Biden’s victory.
The campaign’s motion interferes with an earlier decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which stated that the state would continue to accept postal ballots up to three days after November 3.
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling, but the court declined to accept the challenge. The Trump campaign argued that counting these votes was unconstitutional.
The president’s re-election campaign said it would also fill two other lawsuits.
The campaign complains that it “temporarily halts counting until there is meaningful transparency,” and claims that Democratic election officials “hide the counting of votes from Republican observers” by ordering them to stay 25 feet away from the process.
The other complaint alleges that Democrats in Pennsylvania are violating the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by allowing first-time voters to identify themselves after election day.
“Bad things are happening in Pennsylvania,” the Trump campaign said in a press release. “Democrats plan to disenfranchise and dilute Republican votes. President Trump and his team are fighting to stop it.”
Since the postal ballots that are supposed to benefit Biden are now being counted in several major swing states, the Trump campaign has also filed a lawsuit in Michigan to stop counting the votes in Great Lake State and at the same time demand a recount in Wisconsin – which has been called for by a number of news organizations, including the Associated Press, for Biden.
With its 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania will be a decisive victory for both candidates who want to secure their way into the White House.
By 3:41 p.m. ET, 82 percent of Pennsylvania’s vote was reported, with a current 6-point lead for the President.
State election officials have stated that they expect most of the votes to be counted by Friday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the state will count every vote despite legal threats from the Trump campaign.
“That is the law. The law says, ‘Count every eligible vote, and that’s what’s happening all over Pennsylvania right now,” Shapiro told Good Morning America on Wednesday.
Asked about the Republican Party of the State’s earlier motion to stop counting ballots, Shapiro said, “The legal issues have been largely resolved, and now is the time to count those votes and make sure the will of the people is heard.
Washington Newsday turned to the Pennsylvania State Department for comment.