Michigan Republicans Shut Down ‘Ludicrous’ Voter Fraud Claims In New Report
In a new report released on Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in Michigan confirmed that claims of voter fraud in the state during the 2020 presidential election are baseless. The report summarized 28 hours of legislative hearings that included speeches from former president Donald Trump supporters and those who worked alongside him, like former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. The false claims have been labeled “ludicrous.” They asked the Democratic attorney general to investigate those who might have somehow profited from spreading misinformation.
The Republican-controlled Senate Oversight Committee authored the report, which also confirmed that there were no dead voters, no Detroit ballot dump and no precincts that had 100% voter turnout as some conspiracy theories had claimed.
“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,” the report reads. “Citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan.”
In November, President Joe Biden won Michigan by 154,000 votes, which was three percentage points more than Trump. Bipartisan judges in the state and federal courts recorded those numbers. But since that victory, Trump supporters and Trump himself have pushed to overturn the state’s results.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) is still reviewing the report.
Meanwhile, state Sen. Ed McBroom has called out those who have profited from promulgating the misinformation. “If you are profiting by making false claims, then that’s pretty much the definition of fraud,” McBroom said.
Despite the lack of election fraud, state Republicans have released a long list of controversial restrictions that they hope could bypass Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer‘s veto.