Judge Just Ruled MI Sec. Of State Told City Clerks To Ignore Signature Matching Law On Absentee Ballots For 2020 Election

(Liberty Bell) – After all of the seemingly endless irregularities that took place during the highly controversial 2020 presidential election and all of the questions surrounding how ballots were handled and counted, a Michigan judge has ruled that the Secretary of State (pictured at top) directed city clerks to ignore a signature matching law on absentee ballots that were cast in the most recent election.

Unfortunately, this bit of information comes far too late to do anything that could possibly rectify the situation. Donald Trump had the election stolen from him and he has been replaced as commander-in-chief by Joe Biden. Had this information about Michigan’s secretary of state come out sooner, perhaps the electoral votes would have made a huge difference in the outcome of things.

According to the folks over at Gateway Pundit, a 2019 lawsuit was filed in the state of Michigan by attorney Mark Elias who works for the Democrat’s law firm Perkins Coie, representing the progressive group, Priorities USA, which stated that signature verification was illegal because it disenfranchised voters.

However, a new ruling in a completely different case in the state of Michigan reveals that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson probably agreed with this sentiment.

“State Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray has ruled invalid Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s guidance issued to Michigan clerks in early October that instructed them to presume the accuracy of absentee ballot signatures,” The Detroit News Reports.

“Because Benson did not go through the proper rule-making process when issuing the guidance, clerks do not need to comply with it for future elections, Murray ruled last week,” the report continues.

“The presumption is found nowhere in state law,” Murray went on to write “The mandatory presumption goes beyond the realm of mere advice and direction, and instead is a substantive directive that adds to the pertinent signature-matching standards.”

“The Michigan Republican Party, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, celebrated the decision but noted it came too late to make a difference in the November election,” it added.

Many Michigan Republicans say they were absolutely certain that Benson had violated Michigan election law right from the beginning, but it seems that all of the evidence to support this was swept under the rug and ignored all the up to the point where it would no longer make a difference in the 2020 presidential race.

“It was clear from the outset that the secretary of state had violated Election Law by unilaterally directing local clerks to ignore their statutory obligation to compare absentee ballot signatures,” Ted Goodman, the communications director for the state’s Republican Party said.

Law in Michigan requires that clerks match required signatures on absentee ballot applications and absentee ballot envelopes with the voter’s signature on them to make sure that the individual is who he or she says they are.

However, a flaw in this particular law seems to be the fact that it doesn’t explain what is meant by the fact that it requires signatures to “agree sufficiently.”

“Benson on Oct. 6 instructed clerks who were matching signatures that they ‘must perform’ their duties under the ‘presumption’ that the signature is valid and uphold the signature’s validity if there were “more matching features than nonmatching features.” Whenever possible, clerks and election officials were instructed to resolve slight differences “in favor of finding that the voter’s signature was valid,’ Murray wrote,” the report says.

Allegan County Clerk Robert Genetski, along with the Michigan Republican Party ended up filing a complaint on the same day and then amended it on Dec. 30 to make the cause that the directive was unlawful. However, Genetski did not allege that Benson’s directive “caused him to accept a signature that he believed to be invalid.”

“The judge didn’t rule on whether Benson’s directive violated state election law, but did say the directive violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the process that must be followed when an agency creates new rules. “….Nowhere in the state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid, nor did the Legislature require that signatures are to be accepted so long as there are any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope signature as compared with the signature on file,” Murray said.

“Policy determinations like the one at issue — which places a thumb on the scale in favor of a signature’s validity — should be made pursuant to properly promulgated rules under the APA or by the Legislature,” he continued.

“The Administrative Procedures Act requires state agencies that are developing a rule to better implement state law to go through months of public notices, drafts, impact analyses, public comment and public hearings,” he went on to say.

Now that the election is over, Republicans are crawling out of the woodwork to suddenly support President Trump. But, again, it’s likely too little, too late. If this whole mess is so obvious, how come someone didn’t notice her working on this beforehand and try to stop her? Those who knew and did nothing?

That’s the question we need answered.

Copyright 2021. LibertyBell.com

13 COMMENTS

  1. IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND OUR REPUBLIC? These people committed TREASON. Heads should role and election overturned. The dems continue to abuse ill-gotten power and they are killing our people and our country.

  2. Quote to wit: “We have put together, I think, one of the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the History of American politics”! “Joseph R. Biden,Jr. 11-24-2020”! See Time Magazine Article February 15, 2021 Issue Article by Ms. Molly Ball? This will explain the barbed wire fences from within and an “Uprising” of “tempers” from Family America! Just saying!

  3. America police other countries’ election to prevent voter fraud and yet what happened in USA election in 2020 was nothing but fear and free from fraud. May this never allow to be duplicated in 2022 and 2024. The dems hypocrisy is nauseating but don’t expect anything different they have herd mentality (all for one, one for all) no matter what there isn’t anyone with a conscience, they will all go down the abbess together. I have never seen a party that attracts everyone with the same mentality and talking narratives ( groupthink) it’s like they all attended the same liberal indoctrination. God help us all conservatives if election 2020 is allow to happen without any jail time or rebuke. The main stream media is a joke we all know that journalism with the exception of a few is dead or is fake, so people are left in the dark. There is bias against one party to improve the other with disinformation and false or doctored information to tarnish one side of the coin. Hold on, karma is coming for them one by one ex Andrew Como, the lying Georgia secretary he secretly taped President Trump and missed lead the country about what the president said and stood by and watch his lies repeated in the demrats second impeachment article, he is dangerous however, every thing that is done in the dark will definitely come to light. Don’t hold your breath though, no apology will be forthcoming from these soulless people.

  4. Even the ****ing Pope is all for the New World Order. WOW!!! This guy is the treacherous, treasonous President ever, since Obama…Both deserve jail time …or more…TRAITORS!

  5. Are you kidding me? We have an illegitimate President sitting in the WH, signing bills to end our way of life, and there is nothing we can do about it? WHY NOT??????? This is ridiculous. And this is America…Time to rattle some cages people…start acting like the Democrats, Antifa, BLM, etc…and make some noise, LOUD, LOUD NOISE! Revolt, revolution, this needs to stop and this fool who is putting us in the poor house closer everyday, needs to be taken out of his seat. He knows he has no right, and yet, there he sits. I wish he would fall all the way down the steps of Air Force One. That’s what I would like to see. Anti-American traitor. He deserves to be tried with TREASON and shot

    • And Harris with him!! And we must not forget about Obama, Polosi and her goons in the House, with the lying Secretaries of States, and do not forget about the billionaires paying for all of these treasonous acts including burning cities, should all be charged with TREASON, stripped of their money to pay the people back for what they lost; buildings, clean up, employees, to many people have been hurt from all of this!! Especially TRUMP HE’S OUR PRESIDENT!!

  6. All the unlawfull things that were put in place,to cheat Trump from winning,should be proven out,and show the people who really won. Has to be proven,then overturn election,let Mr Trump be our Presdent. He did not lie about this. This is a take over by the left.

  7. The Supreme Court should overturn the election and give it to Trump since there’s overwhelming proof of cheating in the 2020 election. It’s unfair to President Trump and unfair to the American People and against the Constitution of the United States.

  8. America has been taken over by Commiecrats,or Democrats and Republicans who are career politicians and who have banded together to share foreign aide kickbacks and Communist money to make our policies favorable to them. There is a good chance that this is the outset of the NWO. In that scenario, the wealthiest people in the world become the ruling class and the rest of us become their lab rats and Organ Donors. Our purpose becomes that of prolonging their lives.

    This could’ve all been avoided by putting term limits on politicians.

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