The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Wayne County officials. They allege that challengers who are eligible to participate in the election cannot fully understand the counting process. The challenge of these votes was ignored, and therefore, unqualified votes were counted.
The complaint was filed in Western Michigan on Wednesday, citing affidavits from dozens of Republican challengers who claimed that in Wayne County, they were treated unfavorably compared to Democrats, and in some cases were intimidated. .
Read the complaint here
“Wayne County excludes certified challengers from conducting meaningful observational elections. This allows a large number of unqualified votes to be counted.”
In the allegations, the campaign claimed that Republican challengers’ views on the counting process were “deliberately blocked by election officials” and that they had to stay six feet away due to coronavirus restrictions, but that Democratic opponents were allowed to visit. near.
Multiple challengers claimed that they were physically pushed a distance away and could not see what was happening. One challenger said that when an election worker complained that other workers moved the monitor away from her so that she could not see it, an election worker told her “too bad.”
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Several people claimed that they were turned away when they tried to challenge the votes. Allegedly, it includes dozens of voting records, and the people of these records are not in the polls.
The complaint also claimed that in some cases, even if Democrats were allowed to enter, Republican election challengers were turned away or refused entry after they left for lunch.
Some challengers also claimed that if voters are not in the polls, election workers will set a new record for them with their birth date on January 1, 1900.
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The two challengers claimed that although they did not have any signatures or postmarks, they were still counting votes. Another challenger claimed that she saw a batch of votes, of which at least 60% of the votes had the same signature on her envelope.
Benson’s office emphatically denied these allegations and insisted that they conduct the election in a fair and safe manner.
Michigan Governor’s spokesperson Jake Rollow said in a statement: “This is the same irresponsible false statements and misinformation that we have seen throughout the election.” “This is A press release disguised as a legitimate claim is intended to promote false claims in order to weaken the public’s confidence in the Michigan elections. But this does not change the facts: Michigan’s elections were conducted in a fair, safe, and transparent manner, and the results were accurately reflected The will of the people.”
The complaint and affidavit accounted for dozens of allegations of incorrect ballot counts. This alone is not enough to change the election results. President-elect Biden currently leads President Trump with more than 100,000 votes in the country.
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However, the lawsuit does require Michigan to not certify its election results unless officials “have verified and confirmed that all the votes listed and included in the final report of the election results comply with the Michigan State Election Law[.]”