PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits to stop the counting of mail-in votes in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. They argue they’re not being given proper access to watch what’s happening.
In Pennsylvania, with 85% of the vote counted, Trump has a 320,000-vote lead.
His campaign has declared victory in the state, saying the math is not there for Joe Biden to win Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia’s mail-in ballots are being opened and scanned inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. It’s a process with no firm time for when it will end.
About 10,000 ballots are being counted every hour at the convention center. Workers won’t stop until the job is finished.
“I feel very comfortable in the progress we made so far and I look forward to continuing that progress,” Philadelphia City Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Deeley said.
But as the count continues, Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday afternoon it’s suing to stop Pennsylvania’s vote count, alleging a lack of transparency. However, Republican Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt pointed out people from both campaigns are watching the vote counting.
“They’re observing all of it,” Schmidt said.
Meantime, Gov. Tom Wolf reminded people to take a breath and know every vote will be counted.
“The most important thing is that we have accurate results,” Wolf said.
Many voters agree but remain on edge as they wait for the results.
“Let’s make sure it’s right,” one man said.
The Philadelphia City Commissioners Office would not say when they expect to finish counting its mail-in ballots.
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