Three Detroit voters and a Michigan advocacy group have asked a federal judge to block President Donald Trump or anyone acting on his behalf from pressuring state and local election officials to delay certification of the Nov. 3 election.
The suit, filed in federal district court in Washington D.C., also seeks an order stopping Trump from pressuring Michigan lawmakers into sending electors whose 16 votes would run contrary to the popular vote.
In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a news conference in the briefing room at the White House in Washington. (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP)
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization filed the suit on behalf of three Black Detroit residents, alleging Trump has been exerting pressure on state canvassers and lawmakers in a way that would block certification of Wayne County’s results and disenfranchise Black Detroit voters.
It alleges the actions are a violation of