Donald Trump has committed a significant amount of time to attacking Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, which led to a failed kidnapping and murder plot by supporters of Trump’s ideologies. On Monday, a court ruling in a lawsuit brought by Republicans against the Michigan governor to overturn the 2020 presidential elections was decided, and the GOPs plot failed just as badly as the kidnappers’ when they were caught and arrested by the FBI.
"This lawsuit seems to be less about achieving the relief Plaintiffs seek—as much of that relief is beyond the power of this Court and more about the impact of their allegations on People’s faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government."https://t.co/DGLdq4cLo1
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 7, 2020
The Republican legal team brought suit against Whitmer claiming that she fraudulently certified election results that included a significant number, as it would take more than 150,000 illegal ballots counted to overturn the results, of fraudulent votes. The judge reviewed the evidence and wrote about the foundations of our country, which are based on the democratic system, and how that system was trusted by voters who cast their ballots in November.
In the court ruling, the judge wrote that:
‘Against this backdrop, Plaintiffs filed this lawsuit, bringing forth claims of widespread voter irregularities and fraud in the processing and tabulation of votes and absentee ballots. They seek relief that is stunning in its scope and breathtaking in its reach. If granted, the relief would disenfranchise the votes of the more than 5.5 million Michigan citizens who, with dignity, hope, and a promise of a voice, participated in the 2020 General Election. The Court declines to grant Plaintiffs this relief.’
In other words, the Republican legal team is seeking to completely undermine the democratic process entirely in order to stay in power, and the judge refused to help them do it.
Twitter was quick to add their thoughts to the debate over Trump’s endless attempts to thwart democracy. Read some of their comments below: