Will Facebook and Twitter try to censor this judges’ ruling, too?
The complaint is — and has always been — that team Biden was hard at work even before the election changing rules to the benefit of Democrat chances.
Coronavirus was just a convenient reason to push forward plans they’d been pushing since the first time the Democrats had introduced HR1. (A bill that predated the pandemic.)
While it’s too late to change the 2020 outcome, courts are finally hearing cases about what went down last year.
Contrary to what the press has told you about ‘all of Trump’s cases being defeated in court’ this one, now that the allegations have finally had an airing in court, line up with the 45th President’s complaint.
According to the Constitution itself, changes to the election process are the sole domain of state legislators.
The claim is that changes to those rulings cannot (and must not) be issued by anyone other than the state legislators. This would include Governors, State officials, or even judges themselves. The rational for that is simple. State legislators are the most directly accountable to the citizens they represent, and the most responsive to pressures and priorities stemming from the priorities of citizens in that particular region.
Now we come to the court’s decision in Michigan.
A Michigan judge ruled last week Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) broke state law when she unilaterally issued rules related to absentee balloting, legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump campaign in its legal challenges to the 2020 election.
Benson issued several unilateral orders during the 2020 election including sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters. She also issued “guidance” on how to evaluate absentee ballots, a move Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Christopher Murray held violated the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.
In the guidance, Benson said “slight similarities” in signatures on absentee ballots should lead a counter to decide “in favor of finding that the voter’s signature was valid.”
Murray ruled Benson violated the law “because the guidance issued by the Secretary of State on October 6, 2020, with respect to signature matching standards was issued in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).”
“I’m glad the court sees Secretary of State Benson’s attempts at lawmaking for what they are — clear violations of her authority,” Michigan state Rep. Matt Hall (R) said in a statement.
“If she wants to make changes like these, she needs to work with the Legislature or properly promulgate them through the laws we have on the books — in this case the Administrative Procedures Act,” he continued.
…The court’s opinion concluded:
…nowhere in this state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid, nor did the Legislature require that signatures are to be accepted so long as there are any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope as compared with the signature on file. Policy determinations like the one at issue — which places the thumb on the scale in favor of a signature’s validity — should be made pursuant to properly promulgated rules under the APA or by the Legislature. –Breitbart
How many such votes were cast? Out of 7.7 million eligible voters, 3.1 million cast their votes this way. The ‘guidance’ made it nearly impossible to screen out people casting one of those ballots in someone else’s name.
How many REAL votes were tampered with in this way? Would this Secretary of State’s rogue act have changed the ultimate outcome in her state? We have no idea.
That was exactly what Trump was trying to find out BEFORE the election was ratified, now isn’t it?