Michigan appeals court strikes down two-week window to count ballots after election

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  5 days ago  •  16 comments

By:   Just The News

Michigan appeals court strikes down two-week window to count ballots after election
Ruling a win for President Trump, a loss for state Democrats who argued they couldn't trust postal service.

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A Michigan appeals court on Friday struck down a two-week extension ordered to tally votes after the election, ruling all mail-in ballots in the battleground state must arrive by Nov. 3 to count.

The decision in a case brought by a group know as the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans was a victory for President Trump, who has argued long delays in counting could lead to fraud, and a loss for Democrats who embraced the extension.

The thee-judge panel ruled unanimously that the 14 extra days ordered by a lower state court was not legal, or warranted by the pandemic or concerns about the postal service's ability to deliver ballots.

The judges ruled the state constitution requires all votes to be turned in by 8 p.m. of Election Day to be counted, and could not be changed by a judicial order.

"The Constitution is not suspended or transformed even in times of a pandemic, and judges do not somehow become authorized in a pandemic to rewrite statutes or to displace the decisions made by the policymaking branches of government," Judge Mark Boonstra in one of the opinions.

Trump won Michigan narrowly in 2016 and and Democrats are trying to turn the state back to blue this tie around.


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    5 days ago

Imagine counting ballots two weeks after the election?

Only if somebody is trying to steal it!  California tactics!

 
 
 
MUVA
1.1  MUVA  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 days ago

It’s ok anything to get access to your fellow citizens wealth.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    5 days ago

When has California ever needed 2 weeks to count ballots Vic?  California takes voting seriously.  A state of 40 million people and we get it right because we don't spend more effort trying to suppress the vote than we do getting voters to the polls.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2    5 days ago
California takes voting seriously.

With ballot harvesting and hiding their voter rolls?

https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/opinion/2020/10/14/california-reaping-consequences-ballot-harvesting-law/3652173001/

 
 
 
Jasper2529
1.2.2  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.1    5 days ago
 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @1.2.2    5 days ago

From that all important article you provided:

"Now, let’s examine the language contained in the California NVRA (National Voter Registration Act) Manual  found on page 42:

VI. Voter Registration Cards where the voter indicates he or she is not a U.S. Citizen:

The VRC asks the applicant if he or she is a United States citizen. The voter may check either “Yes”, “No”, or not check either box.

If the voter indicates, by checking the “yes” box, that he or she is a U.S. citizen, the registration should be processed normally.

In other words, as  stated  by Charles Bell, Jr., a partner with California-based Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP, a law firm that specializes in election law, “applicants can check a box affirming they are citizens, and this is not checked against any other government database such as federal immigration records.”

What CA has done is disenfranchised American citizens. In effect switched the voters. Unlike Hispanic Americans in general, illegal aliens if allowed to vote are voting on one issue - thanking democrats for letting them come and providing them benefits."

I thank you for that article and would like to add this one to it:

"In 2014, a study  released by three professors at Old Dominion University and George Mason University, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, estimated 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm congressional elections.

Since 80 percent of noncitizens vote Democratic, according to the study, noncitizen participation could have “been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes [in North Carolina in 2008], and Congressional elections” such as the 2008 race in Minnesota in which Al Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate, giving “Senate Democrats the pivotal 60 th  vote” to pass Obamacare. The Old Dominion/George Mason study was sharply attacked by progressive critics, but the mounting evidence makes clear this is a real problem."

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/poll-13-of-illegal-aliens-admit-they-vote/


It is no wonder that we begin every election cycle, regardless of candidates, with CA painted blue.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
1.2.4  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.3    5 days ago

You're welcome, Vic.

It is no wonder that we begin every election cycle, regardless of candidates, with CA painted blue.

This is true of other states as well. NY, NJ, IL, CT, and MA come to mind. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @1.2.4    5 days ago

Mostly now one party states.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.2.6  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.5    4 days ago

I'm proud to be a Californian.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
1.2.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2.6    4 days ago

Do you use the 5 or the I-10?

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
2  The Magic Eight Ball    5 days ago

"The Constitution is not suspended or transformed even in times of a pandemic, and judges do not somehow become authorized in a pandemic to rewrite statutes or to displace the decisions made by the policymaking branches of government"

that is an "originalist" opinion if ever I did see one  

and sanity prevails once again

 
 
 
Jasper2529
3.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    5 days ago

I've lost count of states with "rejected" mail-in ballots AND those that have been found in dumpsters, garbage cans, brooks, vehicle trunks, etc.

Universal, unsolicited, mandatory mail-in ballots are a FALSE notion promoted by Democrat politicians and a handful of their complicit "scientists" trying to convince us that the American public, for the first time in US history, is incapable of safely voting in person. Giving "more time to count votes" will only lead to more chicanery.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    5 days ago

You would think that ballots mailed in early would = a quicker tally on election night.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.1.2  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    5 days ago
I've lost count of states with "rejected"

pa alone has over 300,000 rejected requests for ballots.   "duplicate requests"

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/has-rejected-nearly-375000-mail-ballot-applications

 
 
 
Snuffy
3.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.1    5 days ago

Depends on the state.  Some states, like PA, cannot start processing until Election day.  There was one state, don't remember which one it was, on the news where they said they were not even allowed to verify signatures and open envelopes before election day. 

 
 
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