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Michigan's top court spikes election lawsuit by Trump allies

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 07:18:18-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an unprecedented request to take control of ballots and ballot boxes from the Nov. 3 election and appoint someone to investigate claims of vote-counting fraud in Detroit.

The order was 4-3, with a Republican-nominated justice, Elizabeth Clement, joining three Democrats in throwing out the lawsuit.

The case was filed days after the State Board of Canvassers certified Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote Michigan victory over President Donald Trump.

It was another lawsuit aimed at upsetting the election. Three conservative justices said they at least wanted to hear arguments.