Frustrated by the pace of a federal probe, Nessel says she’s re-opening a state-level investigation into a scheme to award Michigan’s 2020 presidential electors to Donald Trump even though he lost the state.
Not a single Michigander accused of related crimes has been acquitted in the Capitol insurrections. The 11 convictions and counting are part of a “massive” federal effort to deter future insurrections.
A special counsel investigating events leading to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is seeking county-level records in Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin — three states where Trump tried to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Commissioners say election probe is a waste of money, cut funding for a third detective who was to investigate violent crime, not ballots. Separately, Leaf tried to charge a health officer for enforcing COVID orders, prosecutor says.
The northern Michigan county was ‘ground zero’ of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election in 2020. Now, voters say their top issues are no different than the rest of the nation.
Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson, a Democrat, will serve as special prosecutor in a Michigan vote tabulator tampering case. He’ll consider possible charges against Republican attorney general nominee Matthew DePerno and others identified in a state investigation.
Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf, suspected of wrongdoing in a vote machine tampering case, wanted to seize tabulators in three Michigan communities, according to search warrant requests obtained by Bridge.
Judge dismisses Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from lawsuit by ‘constitutional sheriff’ alleging the state interfered in his investigation of the presidential election.
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.”