Franklin County defendants Matt Beaton and Franklin County filed a motion to dismiss WEiCU’s and the pro se plaintiffs’ complaint for statutory and other claims relating to election processes in Franklin County. A Franklin County judge dismissed the action in December. WEiCU then filed a motion for leave (permission) to file a Second Amended Complaint limited to a Public Records Act claim, which motion was granted on May 16, 2022 (Order issued on May 25, 2022 by Judge John Knodell). WEiCU has now filed a Motion to Show Cause under the Public Records Act asking the Court to set a Show Cause Hearing for why Franklin County should not be required to allow public inspection of original ballots, ballot images, spoiled ballots, and returned ballots from the November 3, 2020 Election. Franklin County has filed a cross Motion to Dismiss, but did not serve its Motion to Dismiss until June 2, 2022 and is trying to get its Motion to Dismiss heard at the same time as WEiCU’s motion to show cause. The hearing on WEiCU’s motion to show cause is scheduled for June 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin County Court.