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AG Nessel Files Brief in Support of the City of Detroit

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today filed an amicus brief in Karamo et al. v Janice Winfrey, Detroit City Clerk in support of the City of Detroit.

“The City of Detroit’s use of absent voter counting boards is a process specifically authorized by the Michigan Legislature, and used by multiple jurisdictions for years,” said Nessel.  “This is nothing more than a naked attempt to spread misinformation ahead of next week’s election.”

An excerpt from the brief states, “Reminiscent of the frivolous attacks leveled at the City and its election workers regarding the November 2020 presidential election, Plaintiffs claims are grounded in misinterpretations of the law and a lack of understanding as to how the law and procedures are implemented in real time.  To be fair, the election laws can be complex.  But all the more reason Plaintiffs should have done their homework first, rather than filing last-minute, indecipherable pleadings requesting sweeping changes to the City’s procedures on the eve of an election.  Indeed, the hearing in this matter demonstrated Plaintiffs’ misconceptions.”

A copy of the amicus brief filed by the Department of Attorney General is available here.