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AG Nessel Issues Statement on MSC Order in Bailey v Antrim County

LANSING - Today the Michigan Supreme Court entered an order denying the Plaintiff’s application for leave in the case of William Bailey v Antrim County, which challenged the 2020 presidential elections results. 

The Court denied the Plaintiff’s application for leave because it was not convinced that the questions presented should be reviewed by the body.   

With the entry of this order, the Plaintiff’s complaint will remain dismissed. 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released the following statement in response to the opinion: 

“This order is the final word in this case on the legitimacy and accuracy of our elections.  These fraudulent claims were utilized to undermine the electorate’s faith in our system of elections not just in Michigan, but nationwide.  Not a single member of the Court believed the claims made by the Plaintiff or his counsel were worthy of consideration.  Let this be the nail in the coffin for the specious claims made during the course of this case.”

In his concurring opinion, Justice David Viviano wrote that he believes the scope of the audit clause to be unclear, but he agreed that whatever the clause might mean, “it surely cannot be that each qualified elector can undertake his or her own separate audit of an election.”   

Please click here to view the order.

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