3rd Circuit Court ruling says ballot counting was fair in Michigan

Posted at 9:49 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 21:50:48-05

LANSING, Mich. — A Friday ruling by Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court noted that ballot counting after the 2020 election in the state was fair.

The court denied a petition seeking preliminary injunctive relief that would have required Detroit and Wayne County to retain all ballots and poll books.

It also would have prevented the Wayne County Board of Canvassers from certifying election results.

Chief Judge Timothy Kenny said allegations of unfair ballot counting are “mere speculation.”

“Chief Judge Kenny’s quick decision mirrors a decision yesterday by Court of Claims Judge Stephens – specifically, that, once again the allegations are mere speculation,” said Ryan Jarvi, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s press secretary. “The swift, clear and decisive opinion should put to rest the meritless claims that have been made in Michigan and other states around the country. We have always been committed to a fair, transparent and secure election that ensures every legal vote is counted – and we will continue to do that.”

Read the court’s full opinion here.