As the Michigan State Legislature works to move impeachment proceedings forward against Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer on a litany of issues, a new lawsuit lays bare the many instances of politics that entered in decision making that gerrymandered the 2020 General Election to a win for Democrat Joe Biden.
The Thomas More society’s Amistad Project filed a lawsuit early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day petitioning Michigan’s Supreme Court to stop Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from certifying the 2020 election results.
The lawsuit asked that there be a moratorium on certification until the Michigan legislature can adequately investigate the mountain of fraud claims. It also asks the court to order election officials to surrender all election materials to the legislature for this purpose.
The Amistad Project’s lawsuit alleges that Michigan election officials illegally counted or rejected no fewer than 508,016 ballots. This number far exceeds Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote margin over President Trump.
“State and local officials brazenly violated election laws in order to advance a partisan political agenda,” Phil Kline, director of The Amistad Project, said in a statement. “The pattern of lawlessness was so pervasive and widespread that it deprived the people of Michigan of a free and fair election, throwing the integrity of the entire process into question.”
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two Michigan voters, Angelic Johnson and Linda Lee Tarver. They claim that the actions executed by election officials effectively nullified their votes by illegally undermining a fair election.
Ian Northon, a lawyer representing Johnson and Tarver, said Michigan law mandates that two signatures for a properly and legally cast absentee ballot. There must be a signature on the application form and a signature on the security sleeve for the ballot. In the 2020 General Election cycle, officials mailed out more than 300,000 ballots that no one had requested.
“They didn’t request them. You’ve just flooded the market with unsolicited ballots. No good can come of that,” Northon insisted.
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Even more disturbing is the fact 30,000 voters said they cast absentee ballots, but Michigan’s voting data records indicate those ballots were not counted.
Matthew Brainard conducted an examination of the Michigan election data from this election cycle and found “29,682 people said they requested a ballot, said they voted, and their ballot wasn’t counted. The state’s records show it wasn’t counted,” Northon said.
Northon said The Amistad Project has “more than three dozen affidavits” swearing eyewitness testimony that Michigan election officials discarded and destroyed ballots when the result of the tabulations were not to their liking.
Michigan election authorities counted an additional 35,109 ballots that weren’t associated with any address. Voters “were sent an absentee ballot, but there’s no address on file. They voted. That violates the law,” Northon said.
Election officials also counted:
- 13,248 ballots cast by individuals who were registered to vote in another state
- 317 ballots from people who voted more than once
- 259 ballots from voters who listed only an email address instead of a physical address
These illegitimate tabulations and illegal omissions total more than three times the margin of victory for Biden over President Trump in the State of Michigan.