VICTORY: Michigan Court Denies Absentee Ballot Deadline Extension

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Handing the Michigan Democrat Party and the state’s governor a significant defeat, the Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated the legislated deadline for absentee ballots. All absentee ballots are due by 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

Democrats, led by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, had sought to allow and extra two weeks for election officials to count absentee and mail-in ballots. They cited the public’s engagement with remote voting because of the coronavirus.

Michiganders have had some of the most oppressive COVID-19 restrictions in the country imposed upon them by Whitmer. The Governor is a Democrat.

In the original ruling, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens, a Democrat, ordered the extension “for the avoidance of doubt.”

“The evidence in this case stands uncontroverted and establishes that the mail system is currently fraught with delays and uncertainty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Stephens wrote.

But the Michigan Court of Appeals judges overturned Stephens’ order in a 3-0 opinion saying the pandemic and issues with mail delivery “are not attributable to the state,” adding that absentee voters have other options to deliver their ballots, including hundreds of special boxes that have been set up across Michigan.

Most of us listening to this report have been aware of Joe Biden’s blatant involvement with his son Hunter’s influence peddling to foreign countries for dollars long before the election. But here we are, roughly a fortnight away from election day. Record numbers are turning out for early voting. Every shred of information intensely vital to the decisions of millions of voters. And the Silicon Valley overlords, thumbing their nose at a neutered Senate Judiciary Committee brazenly censor incriminating evidence published by the New York Post founded by Alexander Hamilton to favor the corrupt Democrat’s lunge toward power.

The appeals court also struck part of Stephens’ decision allowing a non-family member to deliver a completed ballot if a voter consented.

“The constitution is not suspended or transformed even in times of a pandemic, and judges do not somehow become authorized in a pandemic to rewrite statutes or to displace the decisions made by the policymaking branches of government,” the court said in a separate 10-page concurring opinion.

Absentee ballot extensions sought by activists and Democrats have also been overturned in Wisconsin and Indiana.