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Daunt v. Benson

Case Information

Date Filed: June 9, 2020
State: Michigan
Issue: Voter Fraud
Current Court: U.S. District Court District for the Western District of Michigan (Case 1:20-cv-00522)


Plaintiff is alleging under the NVRA that there are voters improperly included across multiple counties in Michigan and asserts that a verification of the voter rolls is required. 


Complaint filed 6/9/20. 

U.S. District For The Western District Of Michigan Court Documents

  • Complaint pdf file (6/9/20)
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