Trump campaign files federal lawsuit in Michigan over fraud allegations

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 11th, 2020 12:56 pm

Last Updated Nov 11th, 2020 at 7:49 pm

The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in a Michigan federal court to keep the state from certifying its results before the voting process can be reviewed.

The lawsuit — filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan — alleges several instances of election fraud and includes sworn affidavits.

The lawsuit follows one that had been filed the day after the election, which was ruled against by a Michigan judge that Thursday.

The new lawsuit claims that Republican poll watchers in Wayne County — which hosts Detroit — were not allowed to take part in the absentee ballot counting process, in addition to being intimidated and harassed. The lawsuit is also seeking after information about software that resulted in a 6,000 votes being incorrectly counted for Joe Biden in Antrim County.

"The complaint is based on affidavits showing that designated challengers were denied meaningful observation as required by law," said Matt Morgan, general counsel for Trump's reelection campaign.

Morgan also said there was a testimony of "derogatory language" against Republicans at the TCF Center, where absentee ballots for Wayne County were tabulated.

Joe Biden had a lead of more than 146,000 votes in Michigan.

"Every time we file a lawsuit we do so because we believe the lawsuit has merit and because we believe that we will win it," said campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh. "And every filing and every action that we are taking, [is] getting us closer to the goal of seeing the president reelected … We do believe that ultimately President Trump will be declared the winner of this election."

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has praised on the election process in the state.

"In Michigan, I am proud to confirm that all valid ballots, and only valid ballots, have been counted, securely, and accurately and that our election results reflect the will of the people," Benson said.

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