President Donald Trump at a Battle Creek rally, Dec. 18, 2019 | Andrew Roth
Last week, a Court of Claims judge dismissed a suit from President Donald Trump’s campaign to stop counting ballots in Michigan.
The Republican’s campaign appealed to the Court of Appeals (COA), but its initial filing by Mark “Thor” Hearne was rejected Monday with the message: “I regret to inform you that your submission is defective.” The COA said the Trump campaign failed to include necessary documentation.
Ballot counting has been completed in Michigan, where unofficial returns show President-elect Joe Biden winning the state by about 150,000 votes — about a 3% margin of victory.
The Trump campaign has filed a number of election lawsuits in several states, but has yet to prove voter irregularities. Trump has refused to concede even after news outlets called the race on Saturday morning.
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