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Michigan group sues Trump campaign citing disenfranchisement of Black voters

by MATTHEW CHOI | Story Source    Friday November 20, 2020 - 9:27 PM
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Michigan group sues Trump campaign citing disenfranchisement of Black voters
A group of Michigan voters has sued Donald Trump and his reelection campaign, asserting the president's legal challenges to the 2020 election violated the rights of Black voters.

In a lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court Friday, the group alleged the Trump campaign is attempting mass voter suppression — particularly among Black voters — by pressuring election officials into not certifying the election results in their state.

"Repeating false claims of voter fraud, which have been thoroughly debunked, Defendants are pressuring state and local officials in Michigan not to count votes from Wayne County, Michigan (where Detroit is the county seat), and thereby disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters," the lawsuit stated. "Defendants' tactics repeat the worst abuses in our nation's history, as Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic."

The lawsuit aimed to halt any efforts by the Trump campaign and the president to push state officials into canceling their ballots or appointing electors who do not represent the election results in their state. It cited numerous efforts to cast doubt on ...

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