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Michigan, Detroit seek $204K for fighting election lawsuit

Trump voters filed a lawsuit in November after Michigan's vote in favor of Joe Biden was certified. Federal Judge Linda Parker says the lawsuit was a sham.
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FILE - In this June 24, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump attorney Sidney Powell leaves federal court in Washington. Attorneys are seeking $204,000 in fees for successfully defending Detroit and Michigan from a post-election lawsuit filed by lawyers aligned with former President Donald Trump. The tally filed Wednesday, Sept. 8, came two weeks after a judge said the lawyers, including Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood, would pay a penalty for pursuing the case. The final figure will be determined later.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

DETROIT, Michigan — Attorneys for Detroit and the state of Michigan are seeking $204,000 in fees for successfully defending a post-election lawsuit filed by lawyers aligned with former President Donald Trump. 

The tally was filed two weeks after a judge said the lawyers would pay a penalty for pursuing the case. The final figure will be determined later. 

Trump voters filed a lawsuit in November after Michigan's vote in favor of Joe Biden was certified. They claimed fraud and wanted voting machines impounded. 

Federal Judge Linda Parker says the lawsuit was a sham.

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