Joe Biden has won the key battleground state of Wisconsin but managers for the Trump campaign have said the US President intends to request a recount.
CNN projected Biden’s win for Wisconsin on Wednesday but with votes still being counted in several states, the US presidential election result is still too close to call.
Hours before the win was announced, Donald Trump‘s campaign manager Bill Stepien indicated that the president planned to “immediately” request a recount in Wisconsin.
In a statement, Mr Stepien said: “The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so.”
Mr Stepien also claimed that the Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit to halt counting in another key battleground state Michigan.
In a statement, Mr Stepien said: “As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be.
“President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law.
“We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted.
“We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
Hours later, the Trump campaign indicated it would ask the Supreme Court to intervene to stop the count in Pennsylvania.
Both candidates have claimed to be winning, with the president making the unsubstantiated assertion that there is a “fraud on the American nation” around the vote.
In a statement on Wednesday morning, Mr Trump claimed to have won the election and called for “all voting to stop” despite ballots still being counted and the outcome unknown still in nine of the 50 states.
Responding to Mr Trump’s White House statement, the Biden campaign described the president’s statement as “outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect”.