Michigan judge denies Trump campaign lawsuit to stop ballot count
A Michigan judge has denied the Trump campaign’s lawsuit to stop counting the state’s ballots over a claim that Republican poll watchers were denied access to view the ballots.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said she will deny the Trump campaign’s request for lawsuit in a written order, which she will release on Friday afternoon.
The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday evening, claimed that poll watchers were barred from watching the absentee voter count. Judge Stephens noted that the lawsuit was filed mere hours before the final ballots were counted.
She also said the defendant, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, was the wrong person for the Trump campaign to sue because it was up to local election officials to control who gets access during vote counts. These local election officials were not listed on the complaint.