President Donald Trump’s chances of winning re-election now rest on a long-shot and contradictory strategy — an attempt to stop vote counting in states where he thinks he’s ahead, while demanding the tallies continue, or be recounted, where he’s losing to Democrat Joe Biden.

The former vice president, meanwhile, says every legal vote, everywhere, should be counted.

Trump’s campaign dispatched a team to Arizona, where the race has been called by the Associated Press for Biden, to ensure that hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots are counted, according to people familiar with the matter.