President Trump keeps getting vindicated.
Yesterday he was vindicated in GA and today it’s MI.
And both are huge victories, although both came far too late in the game to actually matter – regardless, we need to keep pushing the truth.
A Michigan judge has ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson broke state law when she unilaterally issued “rules” related to absentee balloting.
This is a huge vindication for President Trump because this issue was a key claim made by the Trump campaign during its legal challenges to the 2020 election.
Of course, it’s too late now, but Trump and his supporters deserve vindication.
We were right and this can never ever happen again.
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.
Murray’s ruling came after Allegan County Clerk Bob Genetski sued Benson and state Director of Elections Jonathan Brater over Benson’s order which Hall described as a “mandatory directive requiring local election officials to apply a presumption of validity to all signatures on absent voter ballots.”
According to the suit, Genetski argued “the presumption contained in the guidance issued by defendant Benson will allow invalid votes to be counted,” but Genetski did not allege “that this guidance caused him to accept a signature that he believed was invalid.”
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.
Like other progressive secretaries of state, Benson put an aggressive emphasis on voting by absentee ballot in the name of safety amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
The Breitbart piece goes on to explain that “signature validation rules” that were created without the approval of the legislature were one of the cornerstone issues of the Trump campaign.
Trump’s campaign and Republicans argued that Article II of the Constitution required state legislatures to make any rules governing presidential elections and that state election officials and courts lack the authority to change those rules.
This seems like a no-brainer, yet everyone seemed to “yawn” it away like it was no big deal.
Judge Murray’s ruling puts to rest the Democrat narrative that Republican legal challenges to 2020 election procedures were without merit and had all been rejected by the courts.
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