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Trump campaign files additional court-ordered paperwork by deadline in suit against Michigan Secretary of State Benson

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 18:25:22-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A West Michigan judge warned the Trump campaign today that if proper paperwork isn't filed, their case could be thrown out.

The deadline was at 5 p.m. tonight, says Judge Janet Neff today in a memorandum opinion and order in the case of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. et al. v. Jocelyn Benson, et al. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District Southern Division.

The lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign against the Michigan Secretary of State Benson is asking to stop the certification of results until the election process can be reviewed.

The city of Detroit, the Michigan State Conference NAACP and the Michigan DNC and DNC have requested to be defendants in the case, which the campaign agreed to add.

However, the Trump campaign has to add them to the suit.

That paperwork – consisting of several parts – had not been filed at the time of Neff's order, and if the 5 p.m. deadline is not met, Neff says the case could be dismissed.

By 5 p.m. today, the campaign filed, at least, three summons to the additional parties in court.