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Judge rejects request to deny counting thousands of Detroit ballots

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A Wayne County judge has said “no” to the Republican secretary of state candidate’s late-hour request to impose new absentee ballot rules on Detroit voters

GOP candidate Kristina Karamo wanted the new rules applied *only* in the city of Detroit. That alone drew the ire of the judge in a blistering decision that found Karamo made a dozen allegations that were not factual or that misrepresented the law.

The result, said Judge Timothy Kenny, could disenfranchise thousands of Detroit voters who’ve already dropped off or mailed in absentee ballots. He called the lawsuit “a false flag.”

Kenny noted the Karamo lawsuit was also too late to apply to this election, but said there’s no reason for the requested remedies to apply to future elections, either.

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