Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh, general counsel Matt Morgan, and campaign counsel Thor Hearne announced the lawsuit in a press call on Tuesday evening. The campaign plans to file suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan sometime late Tuesday, according to The Washington Examiner.
The lawsuit asserts that Michigan ran an unconstitutional election and seeks to block the Michigan secretary of state from certifying election results. The campaign also wants to audit the ballot count in Wayne County, Michigan, which includes Detroit. The Trump campaign has filed a couple lawsuits in the state already.
“We do not think we’re going to eat the apple in one bite, but a large part of these lawsuits is to gather further information,” Murtaugh said, according to The Daily Caller. “We do ultimately believe that President Trump will win this election.”
According to the Examiner:
The new federal lawsuit claims that many Republican poll watchers in Wayne County, where Detroit is located, were excluded from the absentee ballot counting process and were intimidated and harassed. It also seeks information about the voting technology used across the state after a failure to update software in Antrim County caused a glitch, resulting in 6,000 votes incorrectly being tabulated for Joe Biden rather than Trump
Last week, a Michigan judge threw out a lawsuit by the Trump campaign on the grounds that the campaign had not produced any evidence to back up its charges of voter fraud and malfeasance.
The Trump campaign is pursuing a number of election lawsuits in battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada, alleging that misconduct and mistakes favoring Biden may have tipped the scale of the election in those states. Though Biden is leading in enough states to win the election, Trump has refused to concede while the litigation is ongoing.
Major media outlets declared that Biden won the election over the weekend, most making the call after declaring that Biden had won the state of Pennsylvania.
“The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor,” Trump said.