The Trump campaign said they were suing to contest the Michigan election results Thursday because election officials in Wayne County “met and refused to verify the results of the presidential election.”
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In fact, Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Tuesday initially refused to confirm the results, but later rebuffed themselves after public outrage.
Detroit’s attorneys on Thursday asked a federal judge to include “irrelevant and false language” in the campaign and to remove the controversial document from the case record.
Detroit’s attorneys did not request a monetary fine, but U.S. District Judge Janet Neff said she “has the authority to grant materials from the record.”
Nef has not yet ruled on the request.
Trump has urged lawmakers to ignore the will of American voters
Trump campaign lawyer Mark Thor, who submitted the document, told Hirney Reuters that the request for sanctions was futile and an attempt to achieve political points.
Hirney said the affidavits related to his filing explained the facts to the judge.
“There is no false statement,” Hirn said.
Trump has refused to accept the 270 election votes needed to win the November 3 presidential election since President-elect Joe Biden seized it.
Trump invited him to meet with Michigan Republican-controlled state legislature leaders in Washington on Friday.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Republicans control the legislatures of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
On Tuesday, a four-member Wayne County board confirmed the election results in the county.
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Two Republican board members filed affidavits on Wednesday seeking to “withdraw” their votes, but that effort was symbolic because there was no way the certification could be revoked by the use of affidavits.
Before the court rejected their baseless allegations of electoral fraud, the Trump campaign misrepresented the facts to make a public statement that they were not grateful for the reason for their voluntary dismissal, ”Detroit lawyers said.
The Detroit Motion states that federal law allows Trump’s lawyers to “voluntarily refute their claims, but not to use the Notice of Dismissal to spread misinformation.”
(Reporting by John Wolf; Editing by Noline Walder and Daniel Wallis)