Texas AG files lawsuit in U.S. Supreme Court against Michigan on election process

Lawsuit also names Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his campaign will join an improbable case before the Supreme Court challenging election results in Pennsylvania and other states that he lost as he tries to look past the justices’ rejection of a last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory

LANSING, Mich.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a Lawsuit Tuesday claiming that Michigan and other battleground states altered election laws and flooded the state with ballots with no chain of custody.

The lawsuit asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case after the Court declined to hear a Pennsylvania case that wanted to reverse that state’s vote certification. The lawsuit repeats numerous false, disproven and unsupported allegations of illegal mail-in balloting and voting in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

However, Michigan voters in 2018 approved no-reason absentee voting. This year, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent out applications to vote, not actual ballots, unless the voter completed the process to vote absentee.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with Pennsylvania and Wisconsin’s attorneys general, released the following joint-statement:

“These insignificant attempts to disregard the will of the people in our three states mislead the public and tear at the fabric of the Constitution. The people of our states voted. Their votes were counted, in some cases, multiple times.”

Michigan Bureau of Elections plans for ‘most comprehensive post-election audits in state history’

The audits will include a statewide risk-limiting audit, a complete zero-margin risk-limiting audit in Antrim County, and procedural audits in more than 200 jurisdictions statewide, including absentee ballot counting boards, according to the Bureau.


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Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.