Trump’s Attorneys Still Don’t Know What State They’re Filing In

The attorneys fighting to overturn the election for Donald Trump don’t seem to be taking a lot of care with their cases. Their filings are riddled with typos, and they keep seeming to mix up states.

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In November, attorneys challenging the election results on Trump’s behalf submitted an affidavit in Georgia. According to USA Today, the sworn statement was supposed to support the (still unsubstantiated) notion that Dominion voting machines are unreliable, and it included claims about errors the machines made in Michigan. However, townships named in the affidavit, that were intended to prove machine errors in Michigan, actually are in Minnesota.

Though this error netted the legal team a reasonable degree of public scorn, it didn’t prevent them from repeating the error. According to Urban Milwaukee, they’ve done it again.

This time, it’s a lawsuit filed in Wisconsin. In it, she demands “immediate production of 48 hours of security camera recording of all rooms used in the voting process at the TCF Center.” The TCF Center is in Detroit. Detroit is in Michigan. Neither Detroit nor the TCF Center is in Wisconsin, and votes cast in the TCF Center in Detroit were not counted in Wisconsin elections.

How does a high-profile legal team that claims to be fighting for the integrity of the nation’s elections keep getting states confused?

Presumably the same way they keep messing up essentially everything else in these lawsuits. Newsweek reports, for instance, that in addition to rampant typographical errors and formatting issues in the Georgia complaint, they’ve also listed as plaintiff at least one Republican official who never agreed to be a part of the case.

Even when they’re not listing plaintiffs who didn’t agree to be included, the Trump legal team can’t spell the names of their own plaintiffs and witnesses, and apparently don’t ever bother with spell check.

To point out a spelling error is to invite scrutiny of one’s own writing, so let’s be clear: we all make errors, but there is hopefully a point at which we all learn to either employ a spell check program or an editor or proofreader.

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