Trump, RNC Win Round Against NAACP Over Election Results Challenges

Former President Donald Trump, his campaign and the Republican National Committee won a round in federal court on Friday against the NAACP and related plaintiffs suing over Trump’s efforts to challenge multi-state vote counts.

The lawsuit targeted Republicans’ attempts to challenge vote counts in several states and metro areas where Democrats had challenged their own constituents in droves. Plaintiffs alleged that Trump’s challenges “were aimed at overturning the election result by disenfranchising voters, particularly voters of color in several major metropolitan areas.”

Then-candidate Joe Biden boasted in 2020 that he had hired hundreds of attorneys to handle challenges in the event Trump won the election. Additionally, Democrats have focused their turnout efforts on states with large urban populations. And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife spent hundreds of millions of dollars winning voters in Democratic counties in key states. Mass mail voting has also come under close scrutiny in states where it was first attempted.

However, the lawsuit portrayed the GOP challenges as an attempt to disenfranchise black voters in particular, in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act. The latter was passed after the Civil War to halt efforts to disenfranchise black voters.

“The defendants’ efforts to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters — targeting cities with large black populations, including Detroit, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia — repeat the worst abuses in our nation’s history, where black Americans were denied most of the first two a vote in American democracy
Centuries of the Republic,” the lawsuit alleged.

The judge in the lawsuit was Emmet Sullivan, the same judge who presided over the trial of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and was viewed by many observers as biased against President Trump in the case.

The Law & Crime blog reported:

Donald Trump and the Republican Party need not face allegations of violating the Voting Rights Act in the 2020 presidential election, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

The judge withheld ruling on whether Trump and the GOP must face claims they violated Ku Klux Klan law, which remains intact for now. Trump and the RNC lost a separate motion to move the remaining litigation out of Democratic stronghold Washington, DC

Sullivan ruled that the civil rights groups were not entitled to pursue the Voting Rights Act claim because the lawsuit focuses on past conduct but seeks relief for future conduct.

The case has been closely watched because it could have interfered with future Republican efforts to monitor elections in Democratic-held areas, on which Zuckerberg and other activists have focused their efforts and raised suspicions about the integrity of the elections.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and presenter of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recently published e-book, Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. his latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship winner. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak. Trump, RNC Win Round Against NAACP Over Election Results Challenges

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