CYNTHIA STEPHENS, the judge who ruled that mail-in ballots will be counted up to fourteen days after Election Day in the state of Michigan, is a radical racial activist who expressed her strong support for Black Lives Matter as early as 2016.
Stephens was initially appointed to the Michigan First District Court of Appeals by previous Democrat governor Jennifer Granholm, and she was appointed to the Court of Claims by the Michigan Supreme Court. She is a past Michigan State Central Committee donor. Stephens ruled that mail-in ballots can be processed and counted up to two weeks after Election Day, as long as they are supposedly postmarked by Election Day. Similar rulings give vote-counters nine extra days in North Carolina and three extra days in Pennsylvania, where county workers were caught this week by federal law enforcement improperly opening pro-Trump ballots that ended up discarded. Some Michigan state lawmakers are working on an appeal to challenge Stephens’ ruling before the election. Stephens has a longtime political agenda.
In 2016, Stephens supported Black Lives Matter, saying that young BLM activists give her “energy” and hope.
Stephens discussed her long record of racial activism at the University of Michigan in November 2016.
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