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Put all the legal suits and election cheating here.

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Dang! Warn me when you're gunna move.



--- Quote ---Legally Speaking: Maricopa County ballot lawsuit could have merit

KTAR News by Monica Lindstrom 11/9/2020

https://ktar.com/story/3688136/legally-speaking-maricopa-county-ballot-lawsuit-could-have-merit/

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    Due to a recent lawsuit filed in Maricopa County, we may have to wait even longer to find out who actually won what election.

    The Donald J. Trump for President Committee, the RNC and the Arizona Republican Party have made good on their word and have filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County claiming legal ballots were not counted. The plaintiffs are asking the court to order Maricopa County to review and adjudicate all ballots that were cast by overriding the machine’s rejection of the ballots and hold off on the certification of the results of the election until this is done. It is the “Green Button” controversy.

    On Election Day, Maricopa County voters showed up in person to voting centers and submitted their completed ballot to electronic tabulation machines. According to the complaint, these tabulation machine models had never been used in any Maricopa County election prior to 2020.

    The heart of the lawsuit comes down to what happened when a voter would attempt to feed their ballot into the machine. “After marking their ballots, voters deposit them into the tabulation device. If the tabulator detects an apparent defect or irregularity on the face of the ballot, it will display an alert and eject the ballot.”

    The complaint explains the proper procedure when this happens is “the voter may obtain and cast a new ballot, and the original ballot is deemed ‘spoiled.’ Alternatively, if the voter chooses to cast the original ballot notwithstanding the apparent defect or irregularity, the ballot must be physically deposited in a drawer within the tabulation device. Those ballots are then later subjected to further review and adjudication at the counting center.”

    More at link.
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--- Quote ---Trump Campaign Comically Unveils ‘Marking Device’-gate Lawsuit After ‘Sharpiegate’ Branding Falls Flat

Law & Crime by Matt Naham Nov 9th, 2020

https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/conservative-lawyers-quietly-dropped-lawsuit-that-pushed-debunked-sharpiegate-conspiracy-theory/

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    Sharpiegate is dead, at least the one about the 2020 election rather than the one about Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory and the censorship of government scientists.

    On Monday, the Trump campaign unveiled a new lawsuit repackaging debunked claims that poll workers gave Trump supporters markers—knowing that those markers would bleed through ballots and that the ballots would not be counted, and all to help Joe Biden win Arizona.

    Not long after Law&Crime published a story on conservative lawyers withdrawing a lawsuit on the “Sharpiegate” conspiracy theory, a representative of The Kolodin Law Group PLLC sent us a copy of the law firm’s new complaint about this issue, dated Nov. 9. Unlike the original complaint, the new suit names the Trump campaign as a plaintiff. Also unlike the original suit, the facts of the case do not refer to a Sharpie but to a “marking device.”

    The lawsuit included exhibits of declarations that were signed on Nov. 4 or Nov. 5. The exhibits, which predated the notice of dismissal for the initial complaint, were the only parts of the filing that referred to Sharpies by name; neither the facts of the case nor the section on causes of action in the updated complaint did so.

    Read the 29-page filing below:

    More at link.
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Trump campaign adviser leading election lawsuits effort has COVID-19, reports say

The News & Observer by Bailey Aldridge  11/9/2020

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article247080562.html

David Bossie, an adviser for President Donald Trump’s campaign, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports.

Bossie, who is in charge of the lawsuits and other efforts to contest the 2020 presidential election results, tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, Bloomberg, ABC News and CBS News reported Monday.

The Associated Press declared now President-elect Joe Biden the winner of the election Saturday. The Trump campaign has said it will bring the outcome to the courts.
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Elderberry:
Lawsuit claims election fraud in Michigan's Wayne County

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 11/9/2020

The Great Lakes Justice Center (GLJC) has filed a lawsuit alleging fraud in Wayne County's vote counting process.

Filed on behalf of several poll challengers, the lawsuit alleges that Wayne County election officials allowed illegal and fraudulent processing of votes cast in Tuesday’s election.

Seven witnesses filed affidavits attesting to allegedly fraudulent activities.

The complaint claims:

•   Ballots were counted even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls.

•   Election workers were ordered to not verify voters’ signatures on absentee ballots, backdate absentee ballots, and process such ballots regardless of their validity.

•   Election workers processed ballots that appeared after the election deadline and falsely reported that those ballots had been received prior to Nov. 3, 2020 deadline.

•   Defendants used false information to process ballots, such as using incorrect or false birthdays.

•   Defendants coached voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Election workers would go to the voting booths with voters to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote.

•   Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, not in sealed ballot boxes, without any chain of custody, and without envelopes.

•    Defendants refused to record challenges to their processes and removed challengers from the site if they politely voiced a challenge.

Detroit Election Clerk Janice Winfrey didn’t respond to a request for comment.

More: https://www.thecentersquare.com/michigan/lawsuit-claims-election-fraud-in-michigans-wayne-county/article_6a458ab0-22bf-11eb-8de8-675d8a853f15.html

Elderberry:
Detroit lawsuit alleges new problems at TCF counting center, citing 5 affidavits

Detroit News by Beth LeBlanc 11/9/2020

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/09/detroit-lawsuit-alleges-new-problems-tcf-counting-center/6223885002/


--- Quote ---A third lawsuit has been filed over Michigan's vote count, this one filed in Wayne County Circuit Court and alleging problems with the counting process at TCF Center in Detroit.

The filing relies on the affidavits of four Republican poll challengers and a city of Detroit employee who said she worked in the city's election headquarters through September, a satellite clerk's office in October and the TCF Center the day after the election.

Besides the affidavits, no actual evidence of the alleged issues was presented.

The allegations range from restrictions on poll challengers to late arriving batches of absentee ballots to the encouragement of early voters to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Election officials have said they allowed the maximum number of poll watchers for both Democrats and Republicans, only restricting access to any additional poll watchers because of COVID-19 concerns.

More at link.
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mystery-ak:
Photos: Pennsylvania Data Shows That 109k Of The Mail In Ballots Were Returned BEFORE They Were Mailed
November 9, 2020 Alex Hall

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are the only two swing states where officials can begin processing and counting the millions of absentee ballots only on Election Day, which delaying complete results for several days. (In a third crucial swing state, Michigan, clerks can begin processing ballots only the day before Election Day.)

These elections are one of the worst in our history as mail-in ballots caused a huge mess!

Pennsylvania data shows that some of the mail-in ballots were returned BEFORE they were mailed, on the same day or next day. I marked such ballots as “Suspicious” (RED) in the plot. There are 109421 (3.53%) “Suspicious” ballots.

photos at link
https://conservativeus.com/photos-pennsylvania-data-shows-that-109k-of-the-mail-in-ballots-were-returned-before-they-were-mailed/

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