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Election-related lawsuits piling up in state and federal courts

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A growing number of lawsuits are challenging how last Tuesday’s elections were handled in Michigan.

One lawsuit says certification of the election results should be delayed.

There are at least four other cases in state courts challenging how the elections were handled. And at least two cases in federal courts.

Some of those cases have been rejected at least once in lower courts because a judge has ruled the challenges are based on unsubstantiated allegations.

Also, an appeal filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign was rejected because it did not include a copy of the decision to be challenged.

The campaign has until the end of November to fix that, or the lawsuit could be dismissed.

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Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He has been covering Michigan’s Capitol, government, and politics since 1987.
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