Biden pushes closer to victory, Trump threatens nationwide lawsuit

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WASHINGTON: Ahead of the election results, Democratic president candidate Joe Biden is pushing closer to victory but the campaign team of US President Donald Trump has threatened to file a nationwide lawsuit to “expose the election corruption” perpetrated by the Democratic Party.

Trump attorney’s Rudy Giuliana, during a press conference, said, “We are going to continue the lawsuit here [in Philadelphia]. Then we’re going to bring a second one and then we’re going to bring a federal lawsuit and then we’re going to take a good look at whether we’re bringing this nationally.” “We are certainly going to bring it here and in Wisconsin, quite possibly we’ll do a national lawsuit,” he added.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

These allegations and counter-allegations are being made amid Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead in Electoral College votes, having 253 votes to the Republican incumbent Trump’s 213, according to CNN.

Meanwhile, Trump and Biden campaigns on Wednesday launched a renewed fundraising request to its supporters in anticipation of drawn-out legal fights around the closely contested election.

According to The Hill, court challenges and potential recounts are expected to cost millions of dollars. Trump’s campaign sent out emails and text messages asking its supports to donate with a subject line: “They will try to steal the election.”  

The Democrats too have launched a quest to raise funds urging supports to donate for “most comprehensive legal effort ever assembled.”

“The President threatened to go to court to prevent the proper tabulation of votes. We are standing up the biggest and most comprehensive legal effort ever assembled. This work could stretch on for weeks, so I am coming to you to ask you to pitch USD 25 into the newly-formed Biden Fight Fund,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote in an email titled “Donald Trump will not steal this election.” (ANI)

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the “blue wall” that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to re-election.

With just a handful of states still up for grabs, Trump tried to press his case in court in some key swing states, It was unclear if any of his campaign’s legal manoeuvring over balloting would succeed in shifting the race in his favour.

Two days after Election Day, neither candidate had amassed the votes needed to win the White House. But Biden’s victories in the Great Lakes states left him at 264, meaning he was one battleground state away — any would do — from becoming president-elect.