February 17, 2021
By Mike Kruzman / email@example.com
A voter registration lawsuit involving Livingston County’s clerk has been dismissed.
Michigan Lawyer Basic Dana Nessel introduced on Tuesday the voluntary dismissal of a lawsuit difficult the integrity of Michigan’s 2020 normal election. Final June, plaintiff Anthony Daunt filed a lawsuit suing Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Director of Elections Johnathan Brater. Daunt, a Republican activist, made allegations of insufficient voter registration checklist upkeep.
The lawsuit tried to power state and native election officers in 16 counties, together with Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley, to take away ineligible voters from the rolls in 16 Michigan counties with “abnormally excessive” registration ranges. Hundley was named a defendant alongside the clerks from Washtenaw and Oakland counties, together with 13 others from northern Michigan. The swimsuit alleged that Leelanau, outdoors Traverse Metropolis, has a registration charge of 102%, which means they’ve extra registered voters than eligible voters primarily based on 2014-2018 census information. Livingston County was listed at 93.5%. In accordance with Daunt, the statewide common is 73%.
A launch from Nessel’s workplace states that Daunt’s alleged claims rested on previous, estimated census information and didn’t account for the Nationwide Voter Registration Act’s required delays in eradicating names from voter registration information. The NVRA additionally prohibits most checklist upkeep actions inside 90 days of a federal election. Michigan held federal elections in March, August and November of 2020, making upkeep actions a digital impossibility.
With these elections behind us, Secretary of State Benson has introduced that ongoing voter registration checklist upkeep is being carried out in accordance with federal regulation.