Michigan Decertification Challenge
King v. Whitmer
Lawsuit filed by individual Republican voters seeking to decertify Michigan’s 2020 presidential election results based on allegations that there were “hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate or purely fictitious ballots” cast. The district court denied the plaintiffs’ request for injunctive relief, writing that the lawsuit was “less about achieving the relief Plaintiffs seek — as much of that relief is beyond the power of this Court — and more about the impact of their allegations on People’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government,” and dismissed the case. The voters appealed the decision to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but due to “exigencies of time” they then petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court before the 6th Circuit heard the case. The Supreme Court denied the petition. Various parties moved for sanctions of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, which were granted by the district court.