“Explosive” information suggests the 2020 election in Antrim County, Michigan, was ripe for fraud, according to a local attorney involved in a lawsuit over the contest more than six months after it took place.
Matthew DePerno and his client, Antrim County resident William Bailey, held an event with supporters on Monday, one day before Antrim County Circuit Judge Kevin Elsenheimer is expected to decide whether to dismiss the case in which Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has intervened and defended the integrity of the election.
The attorney insisted that forensic images, which follow a judge-approved forensic audit of the Antrim County election results, voting machines, and software in December, asserted there were multiple ways there could have been issues with ballot tabulation and called on state legislators to conduct a statewide audit of the election.
“It’s nearly impossible to uncover fraud unless you have an actual audit of the ballots,” DePerno said after claiming his team determined they had the capability to flip votes. DePerno said his team made new discoveries as recently as this weekend.
The results in Antrim County, a Republican-leaning county in Northern Michigan with about 23,000 residents, initially showed President Joe Biden winning the race, but tabulation errors were quickly discovered, and once rectified, Trump was shown to be the victor. State and county officials have blamed human error, a failure to properly update software across the county, for the mishap, but Bailey and DePerno contend Dominion Voting Systems machines could have been used to manipulate the election in a lawsuit that initially concerned a local marijuana retailer proposal.
Bailey and DePerno picked Allied Security Operations Group, a Dallas-based cybersecurity firm, to perform a “forensic audit” of the Dominion machines on Dec. 6. In a report, ASOG concluded that Dominion machines were “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”
This prompted Benson to warn voters to be wary of a “misinformation campaign” by “individuals with no apparent technical expertise in election technology,” and Dominion CEO John Poulos blasted the ASOG report in a hearing with Michigan lawmakers, testifying that the findings were “categorically false” and released by a “biased group.” His company has filed multiple defamation lawsuits since the November election.
J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, wrote a report released by the Michigan Department of State that argued human error led to early tabulation errors in Antrim County. While Halderman acknowledged vulnerabilities in the election technology, he stressed that “there is no evidence that any of these problems was ever exploited in Antrim County.”
A hand recount in Antrim County found a deviation of just a dozen votes from the first tabulation, with 9,759 votes won by Trump and 5,959 going to Biden, who won the state of Michigan and its 16 Electoral College votes by roughly 150,000 ballots.
“The December hand tally of all ballots cast for president in Antrim County was carried out by bipartisan officials, and it showed that the county’s vote-counting machines were extremely accurate. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and should be considered misinformation being used to undermine all American citizens’ faith in our collective democracy,” Jake Rollow, a spokesman for the Michigan secretary of state’s office, told the Washington Examiner.
DePerno claimed last week the recount in December tallied 15,962 ballots, but only 14,901 votes were shown in the Michigan secretary of state’s database, meaning 1,061 don’t exist on voter rolls. He said this was evidence of the existence of “phantom ballots.”
Rollow rejected the claim, saying the “Plaintiff has provided no actual evidence of this claim because there is no such database showing such a discrepancy.”
While the defendants are fighting to dismiss the lawsuit, DePerno has been pushing to expand the case. Elsenheimer recently allowed DePerno to proceed with an “expert witness” list and 30 days for testimony to rebut Halderman’s report. Benson, a Democrat, also asked the judge last week to excuse her from a May 24 deposition. A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
“The major Michigan Election Fraud case has just filed a bombshell pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden,” he said in a recent statement shared by his Save America PAC. “The number of votes is MASSIVE and determinative. This will prove true in numerous other States. All Republicans must UNIFY and not let this happen. If a thief robs a jewelry store of all of its diamonds (the 2020 Presidential Election), the diamonds must be returned. The Fake News media refuses to cover the greatest Election Fraud in the history of our Country. They have lost all credibility, but ultimately, they will have no choice!”
Author: Daniel Chaitin
Source: Washington Examiner: Michigan attorney claims ‘explosive’ evidence found in Antrim County 2020 election fraud case