Donald Trump campaign loses electoral malpractice lawsuits in both Michigan and Georgia

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The Donald Trump campaign has lost lawsuits in both Michigan and Georgia where they had complained of electoral malpractice and filed cases.

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Donald Trump's campaign has lost both lawsuits in Michigan and Georgia. (Reuters)

The Donald Trump campaign has lost lawsuits in both Michigan and Georgia where they had complained of electoral malpractice and filed cases. While several US networks have already declared Biden to have won Michigan, in Georgia, Trump is ahead with a thin margin.

In Michigan, the Trump campaign had sought to stop the counting of absentee ballots, while in Georgia they have alleged that even improper ballots were being counted.

Donald Trump’s allies have also alleged that there had been voting irregularities in Nevada's populous Clark County, which includes Las Vegas.

Nevada is still lagging after having counted about 84% of the votes till Friday morning (IST) in which Joe Biden has a clear lead over Donald Trump.

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens on Thursday rejected Trump’s lawsuit, arguing that the Michigan Secretary of State is not involved with the local counting process. A formal order would be issued on Friday.

Multiple news networks have declared Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden winner in Michigan.

The relief that is being requested in substantial part is completely unavailable through the secretary of state, Stephens said during the oral hearing.

"Additionally, even if this relief were available, as opposed to when this suit was announced yesterday morning and the count was beginning, it was filed at 4 o'clock, at which point the count had largely proceeded, I am told," she said.

In Georgia, Judge James F Bass dismissed the lawsuit. "I'm denying the request and dismissing the petition,” Bass said.

The Trump campaign has also filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Nevada. It has demanded recounting of votes in Wisconsin, which has also been declared to have gone to Joe Biden.

(With inputs from agencies)

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