With President Donald Trump attempting to overturn the election results in the state of Michigan, a local organization has filed a lawsuit against the president. According to WDIV-TV, three residents of Detroit are joining the organization’s lawsuit.
Trump lost the election when Joe Biden was projected to be the next president of the United States on Nov. 7, four days after election day. The Trump campaign has filed several lawsuits with claims of voter fraud in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan.
Trump had an initial lead in Michigan on Election Day until mail-in ballots swung the race in Biden’s favor, putting the former vice president ahead of the sitting president by more than 150,000 votes in the battleground state.
Many of the votes that helped put Biden in the lead for good came from Wayne County, Michigan, where the city of Detroit is located. That county is nearly 40 percent Black, according to the US Census. Detroit, which has the highest concentration of Black people in a major U.S. city, is the largest city in Michigan and Black people make up nearly 80% of its population of 670,000.
The Michigan Welfare Rights Organization is now suing President Trump, along with three other Detroit voters, accusing him of attempting to disenfranchise Black voters. The complaint reads:
“Having lost the vote in Michigan and other states that are necessary for a majority of the electoral college, President Trump and the Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. Campaign are engaged in a campaign to overturn the results of the election by blocking certification of the results, on the (legally incorrect) theory that blocking certification would allow state legislatures to override the will of the voters and choose the Trump Campaign’s slate of electors.”