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Bally v. Whitmer
Bally v. Whitmer, No. 1:20-cv-1088 (W.D. Mich)
|Case Summary||Plaintiffs, registered voters, filed suit against the Secretary of State and Boards of Canvassers. Plaintiffs alleged that a certified poll watcher was excluded from canvassing and cites the complaints from Costantino and Trump v. Benson with claims of anomalous election practices, such as officials counting ineligible ballots and deceased individuals casting votes. Plaintiffs further cited websites to allege that programming errors, multiple ballot mailing, and voter registration exceeding 100% violate plaintiff's fundamental right to vote by diluting their votes. The plaintiffs sought to exclude the presidential vote count from these counties in the state's overall total.|
|Type of Court||Federal|
|Issue Tag(s)||Vote-by-Mail (Claim that Mail Voting Leads to Fraud and/or Vote Dilution, Poll Observer Access)|
|Complaint(s)||11/11/2020: Complaint filed.|
|Dispositive Ruling(s)||11/16/2020: Order/Ruling, Voluntarily dismissed.|