Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced Friday that he will support lawsuits from President Donald Trump’s legal team to deal with the allegedly “compromised election process” in several battleground states.
Trump’s team filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and the team announced they would join a lawsuit in Arizona.
Votes in the states, as well as in Alaska, North Carolina, and other states are still being counted.
In Nevada, Trump’s legal team alleged that thousands of ballots were cast in Clark County, which includes the Democratic stronghold of Las Vegas, from outside the state.
“When you take a look at the list that [the Trump campaign] presented … one of the first things that pops out is that there are a lot of military addresses on that list. What the cover letter says is that it appears these people may have improperly cast mail-in ballots,” Ford said, adding that it is “pure speculation.”
Also on Friday morning, Biden pulled ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia by a slim margin. The Arizona GOP, meanwhile, said Trump has a path to victory in the state, but if Trump loses Georgia and Pennsylvania, he has no chance of receiving more than 270 Electoral College votes.
Trump has shown no indication that he will concede defeat in the near future, and in a speech on Thursday night, he suggested there would be a long legal fight ahead.
“If you count the legal votes I easily win,” he said at around 6:45 p.m. ET. “If you count the illegal votes,” then Biden wins, he added.
“We want openness and transparency, no mystery ballots, no illegal ballots being cast after Election Day,” he said. “We think we will win the election easily” because his team has “so much evidence, so much proof.”
Before that, Biden delivered remarks to the media, saying that “we have no doubt that when the count is finished, Senator Harris and I will be declared the winners.”
“So, I ask everyone to stay calm, all people stay calm. The process is working. The count is being completed and we’ll know very soon,” he said.