Monica Palmer, Wayne County Board Chair Monica Palmer, spoke with Vice President Jonathan Kinlock before the board meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Detroit.
Robin Buckson Detroit News AP
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has rejected a lawsuit over the Michigan election, the latest development in many countries̵
In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning, a lawyer for Trump’s campaign said the lawsuit, which sought to suspend ballot certification in Wayne County, Michigan, was withdrawn because the county board of administrators “met and refused to certify the results of the presidential election “.
But that statement is untrue: The board voted to certify the results, following a protest against Republican members who initially voted not to certify.
These two GOP members now want their votes revoked. But government officials say this is not possible and that certification is official.
In a statement from Trump’s campaign, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said: “We are withdrawing our lawsuit in Michigan this morning.”
Giuliani said the withdrawal came “as a direct result of achieving the relief we sought: to stop Wayne County elections from being pre-certified before residents can be sure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not.” is reported. “
A federal lawsuit by Trump’s campaign sought to prevent Wayne County, which includes the city of Detroit, from verifying election results until ballot sections were cut from the final result.
Wayne County is the most populous area in Michigan and voted overwhelmingly for Biden over Trump – 68% to 31%, respectively.
The county board became the main focus before the national certification of next month’s election results. Two Republican board members initially refused to certify the Wayne County vote before canceling it earlier this week after widespread criticism.
Shortly afterwards, both members turned again. Since Wednesday, participants have called for their votes to be revoked and signed affidavits, which were included in Trump’s announcement of his resignation on Thursday.
The media reported that Trump contacted the platformers directly on Tuesday night.
The lawyers of the defendants and the interveners in the case did not have an immediate comment
One of the adventurers, William Hartmann, wrote in a statement that he was “tempted to agree to certify on the basis of a promise that a full and independent audit would be conducted.”
“I would not agree to the certification, but to the promise of an audit,” Hartmann wrote.
GOP’s other campaigner, Monica Palmer, wrote in her own written statement, “I fully believe that the vote in Wayne County should not be certified.”
But a spokeswoman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the battle was over.
“There is no legal mechanism to cancel their vote. Their work is done and the next step in the process is for the Council of State Council to meet and certify,” spokeswoman Aneta Kiersnowski told NBC News.
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