The Detroit News reports:
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said she plans to deny a request from the President Donald Trump campaign to stop the counting of Michigan ballots. Stephens said she will issue a written order by Friday afternoon.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has already told local election officials to give access to poll challengers, Stephens said. But the responsibility to give that access ultimately lies with the local election officials, who are not listed in the complaint.
Further, Stephens said, the count largely is completed and relief in the form of a halt to counting is unavailable.
BREAKING: Judge DENIES the Trump campaign’s request for emergency relief in Michigan.
This is the campaign’s second loss in one day.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) November 5, 2020