Trump withdraws federal lawsuit in Michigan, citing Wayne County canvasser affidavits

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The Trump campaign inaccurately characterized the actions of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers in its rationale for withdrawing the federal lawsuit.
CLOSE Democrat Joe Biden has won the electoral battleground of Michigan, the third state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 that the former vice president has flipped. (Nov. 4) AP Domestic

The campaign for President Donald Trump withdrew a much ballyhooed federal lawsuit on Thursday, incorrectly characterizing the actions of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers as its rationale for the decision.

The campaign championed the suit when it was filed last week, with surrogates speaking on national television about the more than 100 affidavits from Republican poll challengers and others included in the lawsuit.

More: GOP members of Wayne County Board of Canvassers say they want to rescind votes to certify

More: GOP members reverse course, vote to certify Wayne County election results

President Donald Trump dances as he walks off stage after speaking during a campaign rally at Michigan Sports Stars Park, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Washington, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)

The affidavits, and most other attacks from the Trump campaign in Michigan, focus on the counting of absentee ballots at TCF Center in Detroit. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Lavora Barnes, head of the Michigan Democratic Party, and others have called these attacks racist attempts by the campaign to disenfranchise Black voters in Detroit.

While the campaign suggested the affidavits were proof of what they considered to be election…
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