As They Plotted to Stop Poll Challengers, Michigan Democrats Wanted Approval of Ballots for Two Weeks After Election Day
The shocking #DetroitLeaks are only one aspect of the Democrat vote steal operation in Michigan, which once included a push for ballots to be accepted for up to two weeks following election day.
A lawsuit filed by the Michigan Alliance for Retiring Americans, which is an AFL-CIO lobbying group that pushes Democrat Party propaganda, initially won a lawsuit drastically expanding the scope of absentee and mail-in voting. With COVID-19 used as the excuse, a judge ruled that Michigan had to accept any ballots postmarked up to election day that were received by the state up to 14 days after the election.
Under this regime, it would not be particularly difficult for activists to determine which areas have had low turnout where ballots can be harvested after the election. Because of the laws that are currently on the books, a ballot box containing an improper number of ballots cannot be recounted, severely hampering any chance of irregularities being corrected after the fact. (It is worth noting that the Detroit News article on this topic has since been scrubbed from the internet.)
However, the Court of Appeals recently overruled the decision that would have compelled the acceptance of ballots for up to two weeks after the election. Judges Thomas Cameron, Mark Boonstra and Michael Gadola ruled in a 3-0 opinion that the Court of Claims “abused its discretion” with their decision. Considering the judge’s political leanings, it is no surprise why she ruled in such an incomprehensible manner.
The Judge who initially approved the idea of ballots being accepted following the election is Judge Cynthia Stevens, a Democrat appointee who affirmed Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s absolute authority to lock the state down indefinitely back in May.
“Plaintiffs presented affidavit evidence that many voters were in fact deprived of having their absent voter ballot tallied in the August primary,” wrote Stephens, noting more than 6,400 valid ballots were rejected because they had been received after the Aug. 4 primary.
Stevens essentially argued that since thousands of voters could not follow simple ballot instructions, the flood gates must be opened for widespread fraud in order to appease the lowest common denominator. Even though it was a Democrat front group that filed the lawsuit and a Democrat judge who affirmed it in court, the activists leading the Whitmer administration are feigning as if they are merely impartial arbiters of the public good.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the since-overturned ruling recognized “many of the unique challenges that the pandemic has created for all citizens and will reduce the potential for voter disenfranchisement due to mail delays.”
“No eligible voter should be disenfranchised through no fault of their own for exercising their right to vote by mail,” Benson added.
The judges on the Court of Appeals made remarks expressing their palpable contempt with this Democrat scheme to manipulate the upcoming election.
“To be sure, the pandemic has caused considerable change in our lives, but election officials have taken considerable steps to alleviate the potential effects by making no-reason absent voting easier for the 2020 election,” Cameron stated in the ruling.
Boonstra was even more harsh in a separate opinion, saying that “policy-making under the guise of judicial decision making is simply tyranny by another name.” He added that “inefficiencies” in the separate branches of power in the state “are there by design,” and a “price we willingly pay so that we may live under the banner of freedom in the United States of America.”
The judiciary is meant to “decide actual controversies,” not to “be hijacked to achieve political ends outside of the legislative process,” Boonstra said of the grotesque overreach by the Democrat’s activist judges. Even in a pandemic, he wrote, judges do not gain the authority “to rewrite statutes.”
The Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans may be able to contest the suit all the way up to the Supreme Court. Benson and Nessel have not ruled out an appeal of the ruling as well. A recent precedent upholding ballots being accepted after election day in Pennsylvania does not bode well for the integrity of Michigan’s process.
President Donald Trump is appearing in the state capital of Lansing today, as he attempts to overcome the color revolution coup being attempted by Michigan Democrats and subversive left-wing interests throughout the country.