Michigan GOP Probe Destroys Trump Claim Of Voter Fraud
Remember back to Dec. 2, 2020, when we all were treated to the rambling testimony from Melissa Carone about the massive voter fraud that took place in Michigan. Some thought she was drunk (she denied it) as she slurred her words during a Michigan House hearing in which she sat next to Rudy Giuliani and recounted “illegal activity” she witnessed during a recount of the state’s presidential election ballots.
Michigan Republican lawmakers have just concluded that Carone, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Sidney Powell and others who alleged widespread fraud were wrong, knew they were wrong and are urging the state’s attorney general to investigate those who made the false claims purely for “personal gain.”
A 35-page report prepared by Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, dives deep to debunk conspiracy theories perpetuated by Trump and his supporters and is the result of a months-long investigation. President Joe Biden won Michigan by 154,188 votes.
“There is no evidence presented at this time to prove either significant acts of fraud or that an organized, wide-scale effort to commit fraudulent activity was perpetrated in order to subvert the will of Michigan voters,” McBroom wrote. “Our clear finding is that citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan. The committee strongly recommends citizens use a critical eye and ear toward those who have pushed demonstrably false theories for their own personal gain.”
The report concludes there is no proof of dead voters or “fractional voting,” no evidence of a fraudulent “ballot dump” in Detroit and no proof any Michigan precincts had more than 100 percent voter turnout. The report also rejects arguments that GOP activists have made in calling for an Arizona-style “forensic audit” of the Michigan election.
Powell and other attorneys who assisted her baseless election challenge are being hauled in front of a Michigan judge July 6 for a sanctions hearing that could lead to their disbarment or other punishment for knowingly pursuing a fraudulent case.