Trump campaign drops AZ lawsuit, believing margin can't be overcome

The Trump campaign, along with the state and national Republican party, sued in Arizona last week, alleging some in-person votes cast in Maricopa County were improperly rejected.

At a daylong hearing Thursday, Kory Langhofer, an attorney for the Trump campaign, made clear the campaign wasn’t alleging any voter fraud but instead claimed some poll workers submitted ballots that had errors that voters weren’t given the opportunity to fix. The number of votes at issue was less than 200, and Mr. Langhofer said at the close of the hearing that they wouldn’t ask election officials to recount those ballots if they had no ability to affect the outcome of the race.

In a filing Friday morning, Mr. Langhofer told the Arizona state court that “Since the close of yesterday’s hearing, the tabulation of votes statewide has rendered unnecessary a judicial ruling as to the presidential electors.” Two down-ballot races could still potentially be impacted, he wrote.