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Challenge to election before the Michigan Court of Appeals

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With a critical Tuesday deadline looming, Republican challengers unhappy with Election Day vote counting are looking to the Michigan Court of Appeals.

In an emergency appeal filed Monday, Republican poll challengers ask the court to stop the certification of the votes in Wayne County. Because Wayne has the most voters, that would essentially slow or stop certifying the statewide results as well.

There’s no word on if or when the state Court of Appeals might make a decision. At the same time, these GOP challengers dropped a separate case that was filed in a federal court.

That said, supporters of President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign itself have failed so far in all their legal challenges to the process or the results of Michigan’s November 3rd elections.