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Wayne County judge promises decision by Friday on suit seeking to delay certifying election results

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April Baer
Michigan Radio

A Wayne County judge has promised a decision by Friday on whether to order a delay in certifying election results.

That request came from plaintiffs who are challenging how ballot counting was handled in Detroit.

President Donald Trump’s campaign has also filed a lawsuit in the western Michigan U.S. District Court to attempt to stop the certification of the state’s election results.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said other efforts to cast doubt on the elections have failed, and these lawsuits will also be rejected.

“Either there’s no evidence to support their claims, or their claims are demonstrably false. And in addition, even if they’re true – which they’re not – these claims would not change the results of the election in Michigan.”

Nessel said the lawsuits can have no purpose other than to undermine confidence in the election, and she called that “unpatriotic.”

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Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.
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