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Trump Launches Legal Onslaught Over Battleground-State Votes

  • Campaign sued to halt vote count in Pennsylvania and Michigan
  • Trump is also pushing to get U.S. Supreme Court involved
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 4.
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 4.Photographer: Matt Slocum/AP Photo
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President Donald Trump’s repeated threats to contest election results in court took shape Wednesday with lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia trying to halt vote counts trending toward Democrat Joe Biden.

In Pennsylvania and Michigan, the Trump campaign claimed it hasn’t been given meaningful access to counting locations to observe the process for opening and tabulating ballots as guaranteed under state law. The Pennsylvania filing couldn’t be immediately confirmed. Earlier on Wednesday, the campaign also said it would request a recount in Wisconsin.