After the events of January 6, 2021, it’s hard to imagine that Trump’s lawsuits claiming that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him continue. On Thursday, yet another of those lawsuits were dismissed, making this the 63rd time Donald Trump has tried to thwart democracy and been shut down.
🚨NEW: Michigan Court dismisses Trump lawsuit as moot.
Trump and his allies remain 1-62 in post election litigation.https://t.co/vnn73iKSxz
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) January 7, 2021
In this case, the issue at hand was allegations that Michigan had unlawfully counted some absentee ballots because one of the plaintiffs in the case, Eric Ostegren, was “excluded from an absent voter ballot counting board” and that video surveillance of absentee ballot boxes was insufficient.
In the judge’s order, she wrote:
‘Pending before the Court is defendant’s November 25, 2020 motion for summary disposition. Because this case is moot, the motion is GRANTED…a case is moot when it presents nothing but abstract questions of law which do not rest upon existing facts or rights.’
In other words, the case that was brought to court is without facts and is based on nothing that can be shown in court. 93 U.S. senators stood in the halls of Congress on Wednesday night and said that the challenges are over, that even those who didn’t like the outcome accepts the results. Judges, appointed both by President Obama and by Trump, have declared these lawsuits without merit.
‘Finally, there is no merit in plaintiffs’ assertion that, the Court should hear this case because the issues are of public significance and are likely to recur.’
Trump wil never admit that he lost, but the rest of us have to. The harm that’s already been done to this country will take years, maybe even decades, to heal. It’s time for the coup attempt to end.
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