‘Zero credibility’ -- New report from Michigan GOP Senate members debunks claims of vote fraud

‘Our clear finding is that citizens should be confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan’

Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan’s 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made false allegations about the results in Antrim County to raise money or publicity “for their own ends.”
Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan’s 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made false allegations about the results in Antrim County to raise money or publicity “for their own ends.”

DETROIT – A new report from Republican members of the Michigan Senate debunks any claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. General Election.

Read: Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in 2020 Michigan election

The results of an investigation launched by Michigan’s GOP led Senate Oversight Committee was released Wednesday. It calls for Attorney General Dana Nessel to consider investigating people who have made false allegations about Michigan’s results for their own benefit.

Read: Michigan SOS: More than 250 audits confirm accuracy, integrity of state’s 2020 election

The committee did a deep dive into several areas -- including the vote count at Detroit’s TCF Center and the results in Antrim County. The investigation included 30 hours of public hearing, witness testimony from nearly 90 people, more than 400 pages of testimony and subpoenaed key documents from Secretary of State and municipal governments.

Due to a human error, the results in Antrim County showed a victory for Joe Biden when Donald Trump was ahead. It was revealed the problem wasn’t with the voting machines and the error was quickly caught and fixed. Antrim County became a focal point of Trump’s challenge of the results and calls of voter fraud.

Read: Dominion Voting Systems demands former Michigan senator to retract baseless fraud claims

“The committee strongly recommends citizens use a critical eye and ear toward those who have pushed demonstrably false theories for their own personal gain,” the panel wrote.

In the Senate Oversight Committee’s 55-page report, those that are promoting fraud theories in Antrim County are “in a position of zero credibility” and that residents should be “confident the results represent the true results of the ballots cast by the people of Michigan.”

Biden defeated Trump in the election by 155,000.

Antrim County Clerk Cheryl Guy spoke at a rally recently. She said she cannot comment due to pending litigation, but thanked her supporters.

“We’ve been through a horrible turmoil and we have to get things back to normal,” Guy said. “I would like to thank the 82 county clerks -- so supportive.”

The full 55-page report can be read below.

Related: The must-read deep dive into Michigan’s 2020 election, erroneous voter fraud claims

Michigan GOP Senate report debunks claims of fraud in 2020 election
Michigan GOP Senate report debunks claims of fraud in 2020 election

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