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    The state of Michigan is one of several battleground states that US President Donald Trump won during the 2016 presidential cycle, but has now seen called for Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the 2020 election. The Great Lakes State is also one of many in which the Trump campaign has filed lawsuits alleging fraud.

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    Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday dropped a lawsuit in Michigan after officials claimed that the campaign gained the outcome initially sought - Wayne county officials not “prematurely” certifying results.

    However, within moments of the announcement, Trump took to Twitter to allege that voter fraud in Detroit, part of Wayne County and where chaos erupted at the TCF Center as ballots were counted, was “rampant” and had been for a number of years. Despite the jab at the city, Trump later doubled down, tweeting that the lawsuit was withdrawn because the campaign had “won” its argument.

    The Trump lawsuit in Michigan alleged voting irregularities that failed to provide Republicans access to ballot counting centers, in addition to vote-counting software that was alleged to have incorrectly registered and counted ballots.

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