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Trump’s last-ditch US election lawsuits not going well for president, experts say

President appears to be trying to ‘sow discord and distrust’ over results with legal actions in key states

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Donald Trump’s campaign has filed a slew of last-ditch lawsuits this week in what seems to be a clear effort to try to drag out vote counting and create a cloud of uncertainty over an election he is on the verge of losing. But legal experts have noted that the lawsuits appear to be long shots and even if successful, they would not change the outcome of the race.

The Trump campaign is taking legal action in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada – all battleground states Trump has either lost (such as the state of Michigan) or faces a tough fight to win. In each case, his campaign has loudly trumpeted the filings of suits with allegations that include counting late-arriving ballots, campaign observers not having adequate access to poll counting, and invalid votes being tabulated.

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