Donald Trump’s attorneys were denied on Friday by a Michigan judge who rejected their request to stop the certification of election results in Wayne County.
According to The Detroit News, Judge Timothy Kenny denied the request, saying that Detroit officials “offered a more accurate and persuasive explanation of activity” inside the TCF Center where votes were being counted.
“No formal challenges were filed,” Kenny wrote in his opinion. “However, sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and the city of Detroit. Plaintiff’s interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.”
According to the report, Judge Kenny was not persuaded by the affidavits given by GOP poll challengers, many of whom admitted they “did not have a full understanding” of the process.
“It is clear also that they did not operate through the leadership of their challenger party, because the issues they bring forward were by and large discussed and resolved with the leadership of their challenger party,” said longtime elections director Chris Thomas in an affidavit.