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UPDATE: GOP Lawsuit Defeated in Michigan

November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Michigan state court has dismissed the latest Republican challenge of the 2020 election results. In today’s ruling, Michigan Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny denied the Republicans’ request to halt the certification of election results in Detroit and Wayne counties. In a fiery opinion, Judge Kenny called the two GOP challengers’ interpretation of events at the TCF Center—the venue where votes were being counted on election night and in the days after—”incorrect and not credible.” “It would be an unprecedented exercise of judicial activism for this Court to stop the certification process of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers,” Kenny wrote in his opinion.

All claims, including a request for an independent audit in Detroit, were rejected by the court. This is the third time a court has blocked GOP efforts to disrupt vote counting in Michigan. President-elect Joe Biden carried Michigan by more than 145,000 votes over President Donald Trump.

Read the full opinion here.

For more information about Democracy Docket’s post-election litigation, visit this page.

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