The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization along with three black voters in Michigan are suing Donald Trump and his campaign for violating the rights of black voters.
The group said the Trump campaign is attempting mass suppression of black votes by pressuring election officials into not certifying the election results in their state.
“Central to this strategy is disenfranchising voters in predominantly Black cities, including Detroit by blocking certification of election results from those cities or counties where they are located,” the lawsuit read.
“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 and thereby disenfranchise hundred of thousands of voters.”
The lawsuit came one day after Rudy Giuliani claimed at his bizarre press conference that they’ve uncovered 300,000 “illegitimate ballots’ cast primarily in the majority black population of Detroit, Michigan.
After losing in court, Donald Trump and his allies have turned their attention to pressuring state and local officials to not certify the results of the election so the Republican controlled legislature can select electors instead of the winner of the popular vote in the state.
But, lawmakers from Michigan threw a wrench in those plans on Friday. After meeting with Donald Trump at the White House they released a statement saying they, “will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors”.