Lawsuit thrown out, then reinstated

Linda Gallagher

BELLAIRE — The Circuit Court judge appointed to hear a voting fraud lawsuit in Antrim County dismissed the case last week, then reinstated it the next day. 

Citing an "errata" order, 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer reinstated the case on Thursday, March 4, one day after telling Antrim County's Deputy Court Clerk that she could dismiss the case brought by Central Lake Township resident Bill Bailey last November. 

The deputy clerk, who handles Circuit Court records for Antrim County, had approached the court on March 3 regarding a possible dismissal after she had reviewed a list of "expired" lawsuits — cases that had not met deadlines or other matters needed for the case.  

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