More than 7,000 affidavits given to Michigan lawmakers claim electoral fraud | Washington Examiner
HHundreds of people concerned about the integrity of the November 2020 election gathered outside the Michigan Capitol on Thursday to protest and hand over around 7,000 affidavits claiming fraud and demanding a forensic audit.
Michigan Conservation Coalition spokesman Matt Seely said thousands of Michigan voters questioned the integrity of the 2020 election.
“If we do an in-depth forensic audit similar to Arizona, it will do one of two things. It will prove that all the politicians who say there is nothing to see there , that they were right. Or it will prove that there is a big problem with the integrity of our elections and that we have to solve it in a major way, “he told The Center Square at a telephone interview.
Seely said electoral integrity is not a Democratic or Republican issue. He cited a poll saying 70% of Republicans don’t think the 2020 election was free or fair.
Another investigation said between 20% and 30% of Democrats said it was “very likely” that Democrats “stole votes or destroyed pro-Trump ballots in several states to ensure Biden won.”
“If the politicians who are trying to prevent this from happening really believe that there is nothing to do there, then what would be the harm in proving to the electorate that the concerns are unwarranted?” Seely asked.
Seely said five swing state governors changed the electoral rules and procedures that ultimately determined the election.
“Why did 45 other governors dealing with states of emergency and COVID not feel it was necessary to change electoral rules and procedures and violate the US Constitution?” He asked. “We owe the voters the truth.”
Those gathered say Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s audit only recounted the votes and did not go far enough to inspect the votes and ensure they were on the voters list qualified (QVR).
Former state senator Patrick Colbeck said it only took 150 affidavits to get the attention of Arizona lawmakers.
Colbeck called for a new hearing, alleging the election machines were hackable. He claims County Antrim now cannot find 1,061 voters in the QVR.
Colbeck said he was aiming for lawmakers to conduct a forensic audit. If such an audit shows evidence of fraud, it would significantly affect the election. He says lawmakers might demand an audit.
However, 13th Circuit judge Kevin Elsenheimer in May dismissed a lawsuits seeking a recount in County Antrim.
“A petitioner (…) does not choose his own audit criteria,” said Elsenheimer. “Rather, the legislature gave that authority … to the Secretary of State.”
Benson brushed aside allegations of voter fraud, saying, “Enough is enough.”
“Those who sincerely want credible audits of our elections should remember that here in Michigan, election officials – including 1,300 local Republican, Democratic and non-partisan secretaries – have conducted more than 250 real and transparent audits of the November 2020 – and each has confirmed that it is safe and secure, and the results faithfully reflect the will of the people, ”Benson said in a statement.
“We only have to look to Arizona to see that anyone who claims to want to access our secure election materials and machines under the pretext of performing a fake audit is hiding the fact that they are in fact trying to find ways to deceive the public on the integrity of our elections to advance their own partisan agenda and put the bill on the taxpayers, ”Benson added.
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