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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:46 AM

Michigan group sues Trump campaign for alleged mass voter suppression

Source: The Hill



BY SARAH POLUS - 11/21/20 08:17 AM EST

Three Black Michigan voters and the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization filed a lawsuit Friday against President Trump and his campaign claiming the president and his team have disenfranchised Black voters with their attempts to challenge the outcome of the presidential election.

After engaging in a slew of legal challenges over election results in various battleground states, the campaign is now pressing state and local authorities not to certify the results of their elections, therefore “compromising the integrity of the election process” and “unlawfully interfering with will of the voters,” the case document, obtained by Politico, alleges.

The lawsuit, filed a day after Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed during a press conference that the president’s campaign had uncovered 300,000 “illegitimate ballots” cast primarily in Detroit, specifically targets Wayne County, where Detroit is located. The residents of the county, which has a large Black population, are facing an echo of “the worst abuses in our nation’s history” at the hands of the Trump administration, the plaintiffs claim.

President-Elect Joe Biden won Wayne County with 597,170 votes, while Trump received 264,553 votes — including a margin of over 200,000 votes in Detroit.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/526997-michigan-group-sues-trump-campaign-for-alleged-mass-voter-suppression

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Reply Michigan group sues Trump campaign for alleged mass voter suppression (Original post)
DonViejo Saturday OP
James48 Saturday #1
Hip2bSquare Saturday #2
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Faux pas Saturday #3
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Major Nikon Saturday #18
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:13 AM

1. Thank God!

I wish more people and organizations could file suit against the monster. He suffers no consequences for his actions, ever. I’d be willing to contribute a few bucks to the civil rights lawsuits by minorities, if I knew where I could help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:25 AM

2. YES!! Fight fire with fire!!

The whiner in the White House is stalling. He lost. Now he's playing these little games with as small amount of cash he possibly can to continue this nonsense. Now he'll have to spend that cash on fighting lawsuits against him and these are legitimate lawsuits.

I also hope he'll face more of these.

January 20, 2021 is going to be an amazing day.

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Response to Hip2bSquare (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:37 AM

7. Precisely!

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Response to Hip2bSquare (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:20 PM

20. +1 K&R!! Hope PA, GA, AZ, WI & AR join in to make this a class action suit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:33 AM

3. Kickin'

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:40 AM

4. Good For Them, However...

I'm pleased to see somebody suing Trump for a change but the Wayne county certification challenge should be a moot point...

The two Wayne County Republican "canvassers" are essentially disputing the election outcome, which does fall not under the authority of the Board of Canvassers. From Chapter 3, page 8 of the Michigan "Boards of County Canvassers Manual":

"Special Note: The purpose of a canvass is to verify the proper completion of the records related to the election at hand. The investigation of alleged election law violations is not a part of the canvass. Consequently, the Board of County Canvassers does not have the authority to pass upon the legality of an election. In McQuade v Furgason, 91 Mich 438 (1892), the Michigan Supreme Court stated:

“(I)t is the settled law of this State that canvassing boards are bound by the return, and cannot go behind it, especially for the purpose of determining frauds in the election. Their duties are purely ministerial and clerical....”

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Response to Septua (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:17 AM

5. +1 Great point with chapter and verse. Welcome to DU.

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Response to c-rational (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:39 AM

8. Indeed, welcome!

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Response to Septua (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:03 AM

11. Welcome to DU Septua.

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Response to Septua (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

17. Great way to get started! Thank you.

And welcome!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:25 AM

6. Good

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. "Guilty" of the crime of voting while living in Detroit..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:11 AM

12. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:21 AM

13. It's about damn time!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:23 AM

14. Dump loves to throw law suits at people, its time he gets a taste of his own medicine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:30 AM

15. More Please!

We need more pushback so Fatso understands he faces consequences for his actions. I bet there are plenty of on the record statements to warrant this lawsuit. More citizens need to file suits in other states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:39 AM

16. When will Rudy play his trump card?

Hundreds of thousands of ballots currently in a vault in Kiev? We will finally get to see his Ukraine Surprise.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:15 PM

18. I don't think they are going to get anywhere

When you realize there were more votes cast in Michigan than the entire population of Minnesota, it's pretty hard to argue against their jurisprudence.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:18 PM

19. I don't think that's necessarily their motivation

Perhaps the real motivation is to make the Trump camp spend money. Fighting fire with fire in other words.

And I like it. It’s about damn time!

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:26 PM

21. I probably should have mentioned that was a joke

...which depends on the hilarity of Sidney Powell's utterly moronic legal argument in Michigan.


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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:40 PM

22. Sorry. My humor absorption is almost nil these days.

Because of all of the darkness we are experiencing.

I get it now! Thanks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:25 PM

23. Mass voter suppression. Plus criminal activities.

Obstructing democracy?
Attempt to obstruct lawful constitutional process, function, or procedure?
Conspiracy to obstruct lawful constitutional process, function, or procedure?

Treason - The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:35 PM

24. This needs to be done is Wisconsin also, like yesterday.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:14 PM

25. I think that Voters who had their ballots delayed by the post office to be late and invalidated,


Should also be able to bring a class action suit against Trump and DeJoy for voting rights infringment.

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