After Two Failures, Third Lawsuit Challenges Election Impropriety in Michigan

November 09, 2020, 5:48 PM

The president in Traverse City on Election Eve. (Photo: WOOD video)

So far two lawsuits alleging election impropriety in Michigan have been struck down. Now, comes a third.

On Monday, the Great Lakes Justice Center filed a suit over Michigan's vote count -- this time in Wayne County Circuit Court, alleging problems with the counting process at TCF Center in Detroit, The Detroit News reports. Detroit helped propel Joe Biden to a 147,000-vote win in Michigan.

The Lansing nonprofit center's suit seeks an independent audit. 

The filing relies on affidavits from four Republican poll challengers and a city of Detroit employee who said she worked in the city's election headquarters through September, a satellite clerk's office in October and the TCF Center the day after the election, according to the paper.

Besides the affidavits, no actual evidence of the alleged issues was presented. The News posts:

The allegations range from restrictions on poll challengers to late arriving batches of absentee ballots to the encouragement of early voters to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Election officials have said they allowed the maximum number of poll watchers for both Democrats and Republicans, only restricting access to any additional poll watchers because of Covid-19 concerns.

Election officials, as well as the judges in the two previous cases alleging impropriety have found no merit to the claims.

Meanwhile, an appellate court in Michigan has said the attempt to appeal a Michigan Court of Claims ruling Friday is deficient because it needs to provide more paperwork, the Detroit Free Press reports.  The suit claimed election irregularities. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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