Donald Trump’s legal battle to contest the election results is losing momentum after his campaign dropped its lawsuit in Michigan on Thursday (November 19).
According to court documents, an attorney representing the Trump campaign said they wouldn’t pursue legal action against the state.
They had attempted to block the vote certification in Wayne County, which houses Detroit, citing irregularities in the county’s poll books as evidence.
After an hours-long public comment session via Zoom on Tuesday (November 17), the two Republican elections officials blocking the certification changed their minds and voted to certify the results.
Trump’s campaign attorney said they withdrew the lawsuit because the board of canvassers, “met and declined to certify the results of the presidential election.”
So there’s clearly confusion over how the attorney came to that false conclusion given the very public change of mind the GOP board members had.
One of the board members, Monica Palmer said the President called her directly, which prompted her to announce Wednesday (November 18) that she wanted to rescind her vote to certify the vote.
“I did receive a call from President Trump, late Tuesday evening, after the meeting,” she told The Washington Post, “He was checking in to make sure I was safe after hearing the threats and doxing that had occurred.”
A lawyer representing the city of Detroit, David Fink, told CNBC, “They can put whatever spin they want on it. They dismissed the case because they were going to lose.”
“The so-called rescission of those votes has absolutely no legal significance,” he added, “The [county] canvassing board made its decision and the votes will now be reviewed by the state board.”
President-elect Joe Biden won Wayne County by a staggering 68% compared to Trump’s 31%.
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