Trump campaign files vote-counting lawsuit in Georgia as margin narrows
Trump was holding the state by around 23,000 votes as of early Thursday
The Trump 2020 Campaign and the Republican Party of Georgia filed a lawsuit in the state Wednesday, alleging that officials in a Democratic-leaning county were counting ballots for the presidential race that were received after polls closed Tuesday.
The Trump campaign also filed two other lawsuits — in the battlegrounds of Michigan and Pennsylvania — over vote counting. The Fox News Decision Desk has called Michigan for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The Georgia lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Chatham County, a population center that includes Savannah. As of early Thursday Biden was winning the county by a 16-point margin over Trump.
The lawsuit asks a judge to make sure county officials are keeping track of all late-arriving mail-in ballots — but not counting them, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The filing includes an affidavit in which a registered poll worker claims he saw at least 53 late ballots mixed in with others, according to The Hill.