(WWJ) A group of people who sought to overturn election results in Wayne, Ingham, and Washtenaw Counties are dropping their lawsuit.
The plaintiffs in Bally, et al v Whitmer, et al – which sought to invalidate election results in Wayne, Ingham and Washtenaw counties based on allegations of voting irregularities and fraud – are voluntarily dismissing their complaint, officials said Monday.
The plaintiffs filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan today providing notice of the voluntary dismissal before service of process on the defendants, or the filing of an answer or motion for summary judgment. The case had recently been assigned to the Honorable Janet Neff, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
“This case was clearly designed to spread misinformation about the security and integrity of Michigan elections,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, in a statement. “Our elections have been conducted fairly and transparently and the results reflect the will of Michigan’s voters. Any claims to the contrary are wholly without merit.”
Several similar lawsuits filed in Michigan have already been thrown out by the courts, based on a lack of evidence any fraud occurred.
While President-Elect Joe Biden holds a 146,000-vote margin, or 2.7%, over Present Donald Trump in Michigan, the president continues to insist that he won the state.
Trump won Michigan by only around 10,000 votes in 2016.