Great Lakes Justice Center files lawsuit alleging election crimes in Wayne County, MI; requests new election

by Laura Mize · Nov 12th, 2020 3:47 pm
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Last Updated Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:31 am

A Michigan organization called the Great Lakes Justice Center filed a lawsuit alleging that election workers in Wayne County, Michigan fraudulently processed ballots in the Nov. 3 election.

The suit, filed on behalf of two Wayne County residents, demands that the court order an entire new election for the county.

David Kallman, justice center's head attorney on the case, says numerous witnesses are signing sworn affidavits attesting that they witnessed a variety of fraudulent activities.

The fraud allegedly includes processing ballots that were received after the deadline and reporting them as being received before the deadline; ordering election workers to count invalid ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, and to not verify signatures provided by voters on absentee ballots; counting ballots even if the name of the voter was not included in the roll of registered voters; election workers coaching voters to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and accompanying voters to the voting booth to instruct them to vote for Biden; election workers adding new names to the county's Qualified Voter File and providing false dates of birth for them (many recorded with a birth date of 1/1/1900); unsealed boxes of ballots not enclosed in envelopes arriving at the counting facility without any record of chain of custody; election "challengers" who complained to supervisors about improper procedures being removed from the site with their complaints not recorded.

"This type of widespread fraud in the counting and processing of voter ballots cannot be allowed to stand," Kallman said. "Michigan citizens are entitled to know that their elections are conducted in a fair and legal manner and that every legal vote is properly counted. Such rampant fraud cannot be undone. We ask the Court to enjoin the certification of this fraudulent election, void the election, and order a new vote in Wayne County."

The suit names the city of Detroit, its election commission, the clerk of court for Wayne County, the clerk for the city of Detroit and the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.

"This is yet another belated lawsuit, raising baseless allegations to try and undermine confidence in a well-run election," said David Fink, an attorney for the city of Detroit. "Like two previous lawsuits, this case is not based upon actual evidence of any election fraud or misconduct, it is based upon various conspiracy theories, which have already been debunked. We are confident this case, like the others filed last week, will be dismissed."


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