Weeks ago, Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny denied a request to stop the canvassing and certification of Wayne County’s election results, noting that Detroit officials “offered a more accurate and persuasive explanation of activity” within the TCF Center the week of the election. He also refused a request for an audit prior to certification.
Poll challengers, represented by the Great Lakes Justice Center, requested an independent audit of the Wayne County election result based on purported restrictions on poll challengers, late-arriving absentee ballots and clerk’s office workers who encouraged early voters to cast their ballots for Biden and Democrats. Detroit officials refuted each of the claims.Senate Oversight Committee took testimony from concerned citizens regarding alleged improprieties with the Nov. 3 general election. State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton released a statement on the event, “For over six hours today, the Senate Oversight Committee heard testimony from dozens of individuals who gave firsthand accounts of what happened during the tabulation of absentee ballots at the TCF Center in Detroit.” That testimony was so compelling she stated, “My colleagues and I have already called on the secretary of state to conduct an independent and thorough audit of the election, and over the coming weeks, I will continue to seek any and all avenues possible to ensure that an independent, forensic audit of the Nov. 3 election is conducted.” But despite numerous witness testimony, the Michigan appeals court turned down an appeal Friday from President Donald Trump’s campaign in a challenge to how absentee ballots were handled in Detroit and other issues. In a 2-1 decision, the court chastised the campaign for dragging its feet on the appeal, said the certification of Michigan’s election results by the Board of State Canvassers in the interim had made the lawsuit moot. In the brief order, the court said the lawsuit fails because Michigan’s election results, including Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory over Trump, were certified on Nov. 23, a week before the campaign filed an appellate brief. It seems every election challenge has been riddled with missed deadlines, shoddy paperwork, or lacking standing. The court said the president’s only recourse was a recount, but that deadline has now passed, too. “Because plaintiff failed to follow the clear law in Michigan relative to such matters, their action is moot,” Judge Stephen Borrello. Judge Patrick Meter disagreed, saying a three-judge panel should quickly hear the appeal. In the interest for full transparency, we believe much of America would agree. “The issues are not moot because state electors have not yet been seated, the Electoral College has not yet been assembled and Congress has not yet convened to consider whether to exercise its powers under” the constitution, Meter said. Now, seemingly waiting until all the lawsuits are dismissed, Dominion Voting, the Chinese owned election voting machine company originally from Canada, say they are available to testify before the Michigan state Senate next week.
John Poulos, CEO of Dominion Voting Systems, sent a letter Wednesday to Senate Oversight Committee Chairman Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, informing him someone from the company could testify at a hearing Tuesday or Wednesday next week. But by then it will be too late. States will have already chosen Electors who are set to vote on December 14.
In the letter Poulos thanks McBroom for the opportunity to testify about what he called “the continuing malicious and widespread disinformation campaign” against his company.
“I appreciate the opportunity to correct the baseless and defamatory claims being made about our systems. They are harmful not only to Dominion, but also to the countless hardworking election officials across the State, as well all Michigan public officials elected through a fair process,” Poulos wrote.From all accounts, it does not appear that the committee is looking for answers, despite McBroom’s response, “There has been much speculation regarding the reliability of Dominion’s technology, and we welcome the company’s participation in a public forum where they can help to dispel rumors and provide facts regarding their software and operations,” McBroom said. What if any effect any of these matters will have on Michigan seating Electors on behalf of Biden is unclear.