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Group Asks Michigan Supreme Court To Hear Appeal of Ruling in Trump Ballot Case

Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Houston
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump smiles at supporters during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas, Nov. 2, 2023. (Reuters/Callaghan O’Hare)

By The Associated Press

Attorneys for a group of Michigan activists are asking the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that would allow former President Donald Trump’s name on the state’s presidential primary ballot.

Filings late Thursday afternoon seek an “immediate and expedited consideration” for appeal and an “emergency application” to bypass the state Appeals Court.

The Supreme Court is asked to render a decision by Dec. 1, a reversal of the lower court’s ruling and remanding the lower court to conduct an evidentiary hearing on Trump’s eligibility to be placed on the primary ballot.