Judge rejects Trump Michigan ballot challenge

Nov 5, 2020

A Michigan Court of Claims judge has rejected a challenge from President Trump’s campaign to Michigan’s absentee ballot counting process.

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit that claimed Michigan denied poll challengers sufficient access to watch absentee voting boards at work. But Judge Cynthia Stephens said the Trump campaign failed to show any direct proof of that.

   And Stephens pushed back when a Trump campaign attorney argued otherwise.

  

   “I heard somebody else say something. Tell me why that’s not hearsay. Come on now.”

   But Stephens said the biggest problem with the lawsuit is the Trump campaign did not  file it until almost all the votes were counted. Trump lost the state to Biden after winning it four years ago by a slim margin.