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Blumenthal: Trump Lawsuit Attempting To Halt Vote Count 'Absolutely Specious'

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
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Conn. Sen. Richard Blumenthal

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says there is no precedent or factual basis for a candidate to file a lawsuit to stop counting votes.

Blumenthal was speaking in response to President Donald Trump’s calls to sue swing states like Michigan. There, state GOP lawmakers did not allow local election officials to start counting early ballots.

Blumenthal said there are no reports of fraud. Both Democratic and Republican votes are left to be counted.

“We should be coming together in a bipartisan basis and saying no absolutely not to Donald Trump when he talks about going to court in an absolutely specious lawsuit that is designed solely to confuse and spawn chaos,” Blumenthal said.

Blumenthal is a former Connecticut prosecutor. He served as Attorney General for Connecticut before he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

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