In the last few hours, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which supports him, announced a series of lawsuits in some of the states where presidential elections are still being held on Tuesday, November 3. Trump basically calls for more transparency in the balloting– more access for Republican observers, ballot recounts– but many suspect that the announcements are part of his strategy of delegitimization of the entire election process, which has been going on for several weeks now.
In the months of the election campaign Trump had said several times (without a show) that voting by mail was dangerous and that Democratic officials would try in every way to harm him; even at closed polling stations he spread false information and conspiracies about some non-existent frauds in Michigan and Wisconsin, two states where his opponent Joe Biden is given as the winner.
In Wisconsin, Trump asked for a recount of votes, which was judged by all to be rather pretentious, given that Biden is ahead by 20,000 votes (in 2016 it was Trump who won in Wisconsin, by 23,000 votes). Megan Wolfe, member of the State Electoral Commission, recalled that in Wisconsin a candidate can request a recount if the distance