Voter suppression lawsuits Gregory J. Rohl worked on

Name Filed On Court Finalized Result
King v. Whitmer (Certification) 11/25/20 Federal Yes Trump Lost

People are saying

"Plaintiffs . . . [bring] forth claims of widespread voter irregularities and fraud in the processing and tabulation of votes and absentee ballots. They seek relief that is stunning in its scope and breathtaking in its reach. If granted, the relief would disenfranchise the vote of more than 5.5 million Michigan citizens who, with dignity, hope, and a promise a voice, participated in the 2020 General Election. The Court declines to grant Plaintiffs this relief." - Judge Linda V. Parker

"This case represents well the phrase: 'this ship has sailed.' The time has past to provide most of the relief Plaintiffs request in their Amended Complaint; the remaining relief is beyond the power of any court. For those reasons, this matter is moot." - Judge Linda V. Parker

"Plaintiffs could have lodged their constitutional challenges much sooner than they did, and certainly not three weeks after Election Day and one week after certification of almost three million votes. The Court concludes that Plaintiffs' delay results in their claims being barred by laches." - Judge Linda V. Parker

"[T]he closest Plaintiffs get to alleging that physical ballots were altered . . . is [a statement in an affidavit]: 'I believe some of these workers were changing votes that had been cast for Donald Trump and other Republican candidates.' . . . But of course, 'a belief is not evidence' and falls far short of what is required to obtain any relief, much less the extraordinary relief Plaintiffs request." - Judge Linda V. Parker

"The closest Plaintiffs get to alleging that election machines and software changed votes for President Trump to Vice President Biden in Wayne County is an amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation that such alterations were possible." - Judge Linda V. Parker

". . . Plaintiffs fail to show that a favorable decision from the Court would redress their alleged injury. Moreover, granting Plaintiffs' injunctive relief would greatly harm the public interest. . . . 'Moreover, it would disenfranchise millions of Michigan voters in favor of the preferences of a handful of people who are disappointed with the official results.'" - Judge Linda V. Parker