This week, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoenaed local election officials in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, four key swing states at the center of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
Votes are still being counted across the country, but many candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election are coming up short in their races for key positions in election administration in competitive states.
On Monday, Nov. 7, a Michigan judge denied a Republican request to impose strict limits on how absentee ballots are administered, returned and counted in Detroit, Michigan.
On Thursday, Oct. 20, a Michigan judge granted in part and denied in part a Republican request to nullify a set of 2022 rules pertaining to partisan elections challengers and poll watchers who are appointed by political parties to monitor and observe the election process.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Detroit/Downriver Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (DAPRI) filed a motion to intervene in a Republican lawsuit challenging a set of 2022 rules pertaining partisan elections challengers.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature passed election bills allowing the pre-processing of absentee ballots, regulating drop boxes and providing new voting options to certain overseas voters.
On Friday, Sept. 30, the Republican National Committee, the Michigan Republican Party and a voter filed a lawsuit challenging a set of 2022 rules pertaining to the appointment, rights and duties of partisan elections challengers.
On Wednesday, Sept. 15, a federal judge ruled that two Michigan voting restrictions — a voter transportation ban and an absentee ballot organizing and assistance ban — do not violate federal law or the U.S. Constitution.
On Friday, Sept. 2, the Macomb County Republican Party, a candidate for Michigan governor, a non-profit organization, voters and a county clerk filed a federal lawsuit challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election in Michigan.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, Promote the Vote 2022 (PTV22) filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Supreme Court challenging the Michigan Board of State Canvassers’ failure to certify the organization’s proposal to appear on the state’s ballot this November.
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