Michigan Appeals Court shoots down Trump election challenge as ‘moot’
The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign over Michigan election results, deeming the legal effort “moot.”In a ruling issued late Friday, Dec. 4, a three-judge panel ruled they would not hear an appeal from Trump’s campaign to an earlier Court of Claims decision. Judge Stephen Borrello authored the brief ruling, essentially saying Trump’s lawyers missed filing deadlines to make a legal challenge. It wasn’t immediately clear Friday evening if the Trump campaign would appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court. Trump lost the election in Michigan to President-elect Joe Biden by about 150,000 votes. The Trump campaign lawyers wanted the Court of Appeals to intervene following a Nov. 5 ruling from Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens.mlive.com
The must-read deep dive into Michigan’s 2020 election, erroneous voter fraud claims
It’s worth taking a moment to read Politico’s latest deep dive into the state of Michigan’s Nov. 3, 2020 General Election controversy. In the end, one Republican lawyer’s decision to simply stick to the law as it is written cemented Michigan’s election outcome, upholding more than five million votes in a record-breaking year for the state’s voter turnout. A lot of the unproven claims about voter fraud came directly from the Michigan Republican Party and President Donald Trump himself. Like clockwork, one can always depend on controversies—sometimes mini-scandals—to spring up by noontime on any given Election Day. Much of this owed to months of tireless preparation by election officials at the state and local level.
Report: One member of Michigan’s Board of Canvassers will vote against certifying election
The Michigan State Board of Canvassers is set to meet Monday afternoon to vote on certifying the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election results. UPDATE: Michigan Board of State Canvassers certifies Nov. 3 General Election resultsWith all 83 Michigan counties having already voted to certify their results, the Board of State Canvassers is scheduled to meet to canvass the November general election at 1 p.m. Monday. The board is expected to vote on certifying the results during this meeting. However, according to a CNN report, the vote will not be unanimous as one of the Republican members of the board plans not to vote in favor of certifying the election. It is unclear how Aaron Van Langevelde, the other Republican board member, will cast his vote.
Michigan’s State Board Meets To Vote On Election Certification
(CNN) – The Michigan State Board of Canvassers is meeting to vote on certifying the state’s election results, a step that would formally grant President-elect Joe Biden the state’s 16 electoral votes. The certification is another blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results through legal challenges that have been dismissed in key states. When Democratic board member Julie Matuzak brought a motion to the floor to certify the election results, Republican board member Aaron Van Langevelde said he wanted to hear public comments before voting. Van Langevelde has not signaled how he plans to vote, but he suggested that he will vote to certify. The state Supreme Court would be expected to demand the board certify the results and Michigan Gov.detroit.cbslocal.com