At least one would-be elector whose signature appeared on a document falsely declaring President Trump the winner of the 2020 election was interviewed by federal investigators Thursday. A Trump campaign attorney involved in the Michigan effort was also subpoenaed.
The Barry County sheriff files suit claiming state police are interfering with his probe. Local officials say they wish Leaf would probe ‘some of the other situations in the county, everything from drugs to murders to God knows what.”
A review by Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler’s office prompted an investigation into 41 potential “duplicate” votes in the 2020 presidential election that former President Trump continues to protest.
The U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed former Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox on Tuesday, requesting information about Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to pressure state lawmakers into rejecting election results and appointing pro-Trump electors.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson requested the investigation after her office received reports ‘an unnamed third party was allowed to access vote tabulator component.’ The first-term Democrat suggested the breach may be related to ongoing attempts to undermine the 2020 presidential election.
The first-term attorney general says there was enough evidence to prosecute GOP officials including state party co-chair Meshawn Maddock for submitting a false certificate claiming Trump carried the state in 2020.
New emails and testimony shows former President Donald Trump and allies continued to spread false claims about Michigan election results even after Homeland Security and Justice officials debunked a report on Antrim County voting machines.
Sidney Powell and other attorneys who tried to overturn Michigan’s 2020 presidential election must pay legal fees, undergo training and will be referred to local jurisdictions for possible suspension or debarment investigations.
No decision, but a judge says pro-Trump attorneys should have done more to verify ‘fanastical claims’ in suit that foes say fomented the Capitol riots. But one lawyer says ‘we would file these same complaints again.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has accepted a request from the Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee to investigate “those who have been utilizing misleading and false information” about the 2020 election “to raise money or publicity for their own ends.” And the state police are assisting.