Trump campaign drops Michigan lawsuit -statement

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump holds campaign rally in Des Moines
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump holds campaign rally in Des Moines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Thursday it was withdrawing its lawsuit disputing vote results in Michigan, in another faltering legal attempt to challenge the Nov. 3 victory of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

"This morning we are withdrawing our lawsuit in Michigan as a direct result of achieving the relief we sought: to stop the election in Wayne County from being prematurely certified before residents can be assured that every legal vote has been counted and every illegal vote has not been counted," Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)