As President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign continues pursuing election-related challenges in Michigan and other swing states, one conservative group is launching a new effort in Michigan.
On Thanksgiving, the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project filed a lawsuit with the state’s Supreme Court alleging that roughly 500,000 ballots were either illegally counted or ignored, according to PJ Media.
“So pervasive and widespread”
Filed on behalf of two Michiganders who alleged they were disenfranchised in the recent election, the suit reportedly accuses state officials of amplifying the risk of voter fraud.
According to a statement from the project, its suit argues that Angelic Johnson and Linda Lee Tarver were harmed because Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson violated election law by mailing out millions of unsolicited absentee ballots and allowing voters to request ballots online.
“In numerous instances, state and local officials brazenly violated election laws in order to advance a partisan political agenda,” the organization’s director, Phill Kline, explained in the statement.
Kline went on to assert that the “pattern of lawlessness was so pervasive and widespread that it deprived the people of Michigan of a free and fair election, throwing the integrity of the entire process into question.”
Ian Northon, an attorney in the case, explained that the lawsuit identifies several groups of allegedly fraudulent votes.
“Physically secure all evidence”
Citing state records, the Amistad Project claims that some 355,000 unsolicited ballots were sent out to voters across the state. Furthermore, the group asserts that 30,000 ballots were submitted but not counted, roughly 35,000 more were associated with no address, and thousands of people cast ballots in Michigan despite being registered to vote in another state.
State officials “at all levels” violated election laws so that the Michigan Supreme Court must “physically secure all evidence of irregularities in the 2020 election and declare the election results invalid,” the group continued.
Nevertheless, the statement opined that it is “likely that the only remedy available” at this late stage would be for the state legislature to appoint its own electors.
Its Michigan effort is just one of the lawsuits the Amistad Project has filed in multiple states seeking to invalidate the election returns and allow GOP-led legislatures to choose their own electors instead.
Another concern impacting Michigan, according to the group, is the influx of money through a group called the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which critics say unfairly incentivized absentee voting and helped hire poll workers at Detroit’s TCF Center, which has been at the center of election-related controversy in the state.