Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Trump's litigation was aimed undermining a system that appeared poised to deal him a defeat.
How many votes are still be counted: Local officials say just over 60,000.
It also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Trump to join a pending lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Republicans over whether the battleground state should be permitted to accept late-arriving ballots. In the meantime, if you did bet on Trump at -700, you're probably hoping this election gets drawn out a little longer.
As has been teased for weeks now, it's possible that a combination of a close race, slow vote count and confusion election laws could result in the courts deciding the outcome of this race. He tweeted his consternation over mail-in voting. Some 86% of the votes have already been counted.
Notably, Trump's initial lead in the states where he wants ballot counting to stop has either significantly narrowed or been overcome by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. To reach 270, he needed to claim all four remaining battlegrounds: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada.
The contentious aftermath capped a vitriolic campaign that unfolded amid a pandemic that has killed more than 233,000 people in the United States and left millions more jobless.
The key remaining states are Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), Georgia (16 electoral votes), North Carolina (15 electoral votes) and Nevada (six electoral votes). Meanwhile, other Trump-supporting protesters shouted "Count that vote!" outside a ballot-tallying facility in Maricopa County, Arizona. While Trump was able to attract more ethnic minorities to vote for him than any Republican presidential candidate in a generation, he nevertheless strongly appeals to those Americans who feel alienated by the growing power of left-wing progressive politics.
But teasing and taunting aside, the reality is that whether he wins or loses, Donald Trump is not going anywhere.
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After Trump declared he was ready to go to the US Supreme Court to dispute the vote counting, his campaign announced a recount demand in Wisconsin and lawsuits in MI and Pennsylvania, three states critical to winning the presidency. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien called the president the victor in Pennsylvania, even though state officials had not completed the count. As of the time of this writing Thursday morning, Trump's lead is down to fewer than 19,000 votes-with nearly a hundred thousand left to be counted-mostly mail-in ballots from Democratic-leaning areas.
This comes amid continuing uncertainty over the victor in the election since several battleground states have not yet announced their results.
Trump has also repeatedly asserted that no votes after election should be counted, but that's not how the process works. Both campaigns have marshaled teams of lawyers in preparation for any disputes.
After the counting is finished, it seems likely that legal challenges will continue for some days to come, but American voters can have a reasonable hope that today, after a long 48 hours, America will know the victor of the presidential election according to the first count of ballots. The court had ruled that Wisconsin could not accept ballots that arrive after polls close on Election Day.
Trump, in an extraordinary move from the White House, issued premature claims of victory - which he continued on Twitter Wednesday - and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court to stop the counting. In truth, voter fraud is extremely rare in the US.
Trump, who held a 675,000-vote lead early Wednesday, prematurely declared victory in the state.
Anthony on what to look for: Biden posted a big early lead in the state, but it's Trump who has been chipping away.
"I'm not here to declare that we won".