As key swing states in the U.S. are still counting votes, including valid mail-in ballots, President Trump has launched legal suits in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia where he appears to be trailing.
His campaign told the Associated Press that the lawsuits will “demand better access for campaign observers to locations where ballots are being processed and counted, and raise absentee ballot concerns.”
It comes after the President made statements earlier in the week that results shouldn’t be counted after Election Night itself (though in every election, results are determined unofficial on election night and ballots always continue to be counted in the following days), and even this morning he directly Tweeted:
STOP THE COUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
Yesterday evening, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Manhattan to express their support for polling stations across the country, spreading the message that every American’s vote counts and should continue to be counted, in the name of democracy. (In New York itself, Biden is predicted to take its 29 electoral college votes. For local elections, NY must have all ballots counted by Nov. 6).
Signs read: “Count Every Vote,” “Democracy is Worth the Wait,” “We Will Wait. Count Every Vote,” “My Vote Will Count,” and “Protect the Results.”
Here are some of the most powerful photos from social media of the gathering.
The march began at the New York Public Library on 42nd St. and Fifth Ave.
And then made its way down Fifth Avenue.
And ended up at Washington Square Park.
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