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Trump is suing to cease the voting papers in Michigan and demanding entry to the counting stations

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Detroit Electoral Department officials help organize postal ballot papers for the Central Counting Board at the TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.

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President Donald Trump's campaigning on Wednesday said he had filed a lawsuit to stop ballot counting in Michigan as he sought access to "numerous" counting locations in the state allegedly denied campaigning.

The lawsuit comes as Trump faces an extremely close race against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the main battlefield state and a number of other states, including Wisconsin, Pennsylania, Georgia and Nevada.

"With the votes in Michigan still counting, the president's race in the state remains extremely close, as we've always known it to be," said Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager.

"President Trump's campaign was not given meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of the ballot papers and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law," Stepien said.

"We filed a lawsuit with the Michigan Court of Claims today to stop counting until meaningful access is granted. We are also calling for a review of the ballot papers that were opened and counted while we had no meaningful access. President Trump passed obliged to see that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else. "

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