US President Donald Trump’s campaign promised to file a new lawsuit last Thursday challenged by what the state of Nevada calls voting cheating, but lost fierce court rulings in Georgia and Michigan on Thursday.
In Georgia, there was a campaign claiming that 53 late arriving ballots were mixed with on-time ballots. In Michigan, we have tried to stop counting votes and make the voting process more accessible.
The state judge dropped both cases on Thursday.
Judge James Bass, Georgia’s High Court Judge, said there was “no evidence” that the vote in question was invalid.
In the Michigan case, Judge Cynthia Stevens said, “I have no basis for finding real potential success for merit.”
Trump’s allies alleged that there were votes for corruption in Nevada’s populous Clark County, including Las Vegas.
A spokesman for the Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment on the Michigan and Georgia rulings.
Votes are being counted in all three states out of the few battlefield states that could determine the presidency. Democrat contender Joe Biden is expected to win in Nevada, Trump in Georgia, and Biden in Michigan.
At a press conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, other Trump election delegates, including former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt and former administration official Richard Grenell, did not provide evidence to support their allegations of corruption and did not answer reporters’ questions.
“We believe there are dead voters counted. We are also convinced that there are thousands of people whose votes have been compiled from Clark County during the pandemic,” Laxalt said.
He said a lawsuit would be brought in federal court asking a judge to “stop counting inappropriate votes”.
Clark County elections official Joe Gloria told reporters there was no evidence that inappropriate voting was being handled.
Bob Bauer, chief advisor to the Biden campaign, said the various Trump lawsuits were a’merciless’ distraction, saying the strategy was aimed at undermining the integrity of the election process.
“This is part of a widespread misinformation campaign involving political theater,” he said.
He told reporters on Thursday that “they were meant to give the Trump campaign a chance to insist that votes should stop.”
Election law experts said Trump’s legal strategy would not have a decisive effect on election results.
Trump has repeatedly said he expects the U.S. Supreme Court, which has a conservative majority 6-3, to play a key role, including the three judges he has appointed.
However, legal experts say it is impossible for the courts to make a final decision in a definitive way, and any challenge will have to go through normal court process.
In Pennsylvania, where Trump is narrowly leading, but Biden is profiting, the Trump campaign and other Republicans have already raised various legal issues.
On Thursday, a Pennsylvania Court of Appeal ordered Trump election officials to take a closer look at the ballot processing in Philadelphia, which temporarily delayed the count.
The Pennsylvania Democrat told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that Republicans would not oppose Trump’s campaign to intervene in a pending appeal to block late-arriving mail-by-mail ballots from the state. Courts taking action on consent.