By Duncan Smith
The farther we get from the extreme corruption that occurred in battleground states ahead of and on Election Day last November, the more we learn about the players and what they did.
Like Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat (no fooling).
Trump’s campaign, along with state Republicans, charged that she violated state law when she just issued new voting rules ahead of the election like she had the authority to do so.
The only entity that can make election law in every state, according to Article II of the Constitution, are state legislatures.
It doesn’t get any plainer.
And a judge has now confirmed that what Benson did was patently illegal.
Breitbart News has more:
A Michigan judge ruled last week Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) broke state law when she unilaterally issued rules related to absentee balloting, legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump campaign in its legal challenges to the 2020 election.
Benson issued several unilateral orders during the 2020 election including sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters. She also issued 'guidance' on how to evaluate absentee ballots, a move Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Christopher Murray held violated the state's Administrative Procedures Act.
In the guidance, Benson said 'slight similarities' in signatures on absentee ballots should lead a counter to decide 'in favor of finding that the voter's signature was valid.'
Murray ruled Benson violated the law 'because the guidance issued by the Secretary of State on October 6, 2020, with respect to signature matching standards was issued in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).'
'I'm glad the court sees Secretary of State Benson's attempts at lawmaking for what they are — clear violations of her authority,' Michigan state Rep. Matt Hall (R) said in a statement.
'If she wants to make changes like these, she needs to work with the Legislature or properly promulgate them through the laws we have on the books — in this case the Administrative Procedures Act,' he continued.
The ruling further noted…
…nowhere in this 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 as compared with the signature on file. Policy determinations like the one at issue — which places the 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.
“Murray's ruling undercuts the Democrat narrative that Republican legal challenges to 2020 election procedures were without merit and had therefore all been rejected by the courts. The original suit was filed October 6, 2020 — prior to the presidential election — but was not decided until March 9, 2021,” Breitbart added.
Bottom line: Creeps like Benson knew what they were doing was against the law and she did it anyway because she had a corrupt governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and attorney general, Dana Nessel, both fellow Democrats, who had her back.
And what’s going to happen to her?
You know the answer to that.
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