Costantino v. Detroit

A lawsuit claiming widespread fraud in Michigan, particularly in Wayne County, which contains Detroit. The lawsuit demands an election audit, a halt to vote counting, a prohibition of certification of the election results, that the election results be voided, and that a new election take place. The court rejected the claims and demands. Plaintiffs appealed, and the state appellate court affirmed the rejection of their claims and demands. Plaintiffs then appealed to the state supreme court. The Michigan Supreme Court denied the appeal. Plaintiffs ultimately agreed to dismiss the case.

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"[P]laintiffs have not asserted a persuasive argument that their case is not moot and that the entry of immediate injunctive relief is proper." - Justice Zahra (concurring)

"[Republican witnesses] only came forward to complain after the unofficial vote results indicated [their] candidate had lost." - Chief Judge Timothy Kenny

"It would be an unprecedented exercise of judicial activism for this Court to stop the certification process of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers." - Chief Judge Timothy Kenny

“Sinister, fraudulent motives were ascribed to the process and to the City of Detroit. Plaintiffs’ interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible.” - Chief Judge Timothy Kenny

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Court Filings

Name Filed On Type Status
Complaint 11/08/20 Complaint Dismissed
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction 11/08/20 Motion Denied
Order 11/13/20 Order Filed
Motion for Peremptory Reversal 11/16/20 Motion Denied
Appellate Order Denying Peremptory Reversal 11/16/20 Order Filed
Appeal to Michigan Supreme Court 11/17/20 Appeal Denied
Michigan Supreme Court Order Denying Appeal 11/23/20 Order Filed
Motion for Audit 11/25/20 Motion Denied
Order Denying Motion for Audit 12/08/20 Order Filed
Stipulation of Dismissal 01/07/21 Notice Filed