Dana Nessel considers seeking sanctions against attorneys who challenged election results in Michigan

Posted at 4:01 PM, Dec 22, 2020

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is considering seeking sanctions against attorneys who challenged Michigan's election results, according to a statement from the AG's office.

The office said while no final decisions have been made, they are looking at the cases where the arguments were not supported by facts.

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The full statement from the attorney general's office is below:

"No final decisions have been made, but the Attorney General’s office will consider seeking sanctions when appropriate, including in cases where arguments made by plaintiffs’ attorneys were clearly unsupported by facts. Professional litigators should know better than to waste the court’s time with baseless arguments designed to mislead the public, and we will consider filing grievances against those who violated the rules of professional conduct all attorneys swear to abide by."

Michigan certified the election results on November 23.

Several witnesses have claimed they saw irregularities and fraud while working at the TCF Center during the election. There is no evidence that proves those claims, and judges have ruled against related lawsuits.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey has previously said numerous claims of fraud have been independently investigated, and in each instance, the claim was found to be incorrect or incapable of being proven.

"We have not received evidence of fraud on a scale that would change the outcome in Michigan," Shirkey said.

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, a member of the Trump administration, said that the DOJ uncovered no evidence of widespread fraud that would change the election results.