President Trump’s reelection campaign said Thursday that it is dropping a lawsuit challenging voting results in Michigan, which show Democrat Joe Biden narrowly carrying the battleground state.
“This morning we are withdrawing our lawsuit in Michigan,” Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, said in a statement.
Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, said the decision to rescind the lawsuit is the “direct result of achieving the relief we sought: to stop the election in Wayne County from being prematurely certified before residents can be assured that every legal vote has been counted and every illegal vote has not been counted.”
The Trump campaign’s lawsuit had attempted to stop Wayne County, Michigan’s most populous county and includes Detroit, from certifying its election results, alleging that thousands of invalid ballots were counted by election workers.
On Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers — in an abrupt about-face — unanimously certified election results that showed Biden beating Trump, hours after two Republicans blocked formal approval of the votes cast. The two Republicans later claimed they were bullied into siding with Democrats and have rescinded their votes to certify the results.
Trump lost Michigan by about 155,000 votes, according to unofficial results still being certified by county boards of canvassers. There is no evidence or proof of widespread election fraud.