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JUDGE TOSSES MICHIGAN LAWSUIT
A Michigan judge has dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking to stop vote-counting in Michigan until the campaign’s representatives could get what it called “meaningful access” to observe the process.
The judge has said that the counting in the state is finished. The judge also ruled that while the state has issued a directive about access for poll watchers in another recent court case, and there is no legal basis for Michigan to provide access to surveillance videos of drop-boxes.
A lawyer who worked Tuesday’s election as a Republican poll challenger had claimed cases of alleged ballot-counting misconduct in Detroit. The judge dismissed that claim, too, calling it hearsay.
GEORGIA JUDGE DENIES TRUMP LAWSUIT
A Georgia Court dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that accused the Chatham County Board of Elections of improperly intermingling ineligible ballots with valid ones.
Justin Clark, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, had said that a Republican poll observer saw 53 late absentee ballots “illegally added to a stack of on-time absentee ballots in Chatham County.”
But after hearing from the chairman of the county’s board of registrars, a judge dismissed the case, ruling there was no evidence the law had been broken.