Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain’s campaign filed a lawsuit in in Virginia late Monday, which sought to force the state Board of Elections to count absentee military ballots received after the November 4 deadline. In an argument to the U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia, McCain’s campaign claimed that military ballots were not mailed on time to troops serving overseas. Accordingly, the campaign argued that any ballots postmarked by the November 4 deadline and received by November 14, many of which are expected to favor McCain, should be counted in the election.