Regarding challenges to Detroit and Wayne County’s count of election ballots, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, along with three black residents as individual plaintiffs — Maureen Taylor, Nicole Hill, and Teasha Jones — with their attorneys from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund are suing Donald Trump, defendant.
The lawsuit states, in part: “To effectuate this strategy, Defendants are openly seeking to disenfranchise Black voters, including voters in Detroit, Michigan. Repeating false claims of voter fraud, which have been thoroughly debunked, Defendants are pressuring state and local officials in Michigan not to count votes from Wayne County, Michigan (where Detroit is the county seat), and thereby disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. Defendants’ tactics repeat the worst abuses in our nation’s history, as Black Americans were denied a voice in American democracy for most of the first two centuries of the Republic.”
Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO, spoke with reporters at WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit and called the President’s interference, “more than a slap in the face — it just brought about a great sense of sadness and remorse that we would have Americans say these folks over here don’t count. I hope we can stand up and do the right thing during this stressful period when folks on all sides are pain. That’s what I hope.”
Read the NAACP LDEF legal complaint here.
MWRO joins hundreds of residents from Southeast Michigan and across the state demanding that the Michigan Board of State Canvassers certify Wayne County’s votes today at 1pm ET. A COVID-safe Car Caravan is in Lansing to let the MI legislature know that #VotersDecided this election. The Board of Canvassers must certify votes, and lawmakers must respect the will and safety of the people during a global pandemic. #DoYourJob #AllEyesOnMI