“Michigan lawmakers aiming to appeal allowances for delayed ballots”

Detroit News:

The Michigan Legislature is working to appeal a court ruling that would require local clerks to count late absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 and received within 14 days of the Nov. 3 election. 

Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said Tuesday she would reconsider a request from Republican lawmakers who want to appeal her ruling, even after Stephens denied an earlier request from the GOP-controlled chambers for intervenor status in the lawsuit filed by the Michigan Alliance for Retired Americans. 

In her Tuesday ruling, Stephens noted the Legislature’s position had changed because the defendants named in the case — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel — announced they would not appeal her decision. 

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