Three Michigan women under investigation for illegal votes

Three Detroit area women are facing charges for voter fraud due to their activity in the 2020 election in Michigan, according to The Washington Examiner

The publication reported that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson released the outcomes of their investigation on Monday which points to criminal liability for the three women. 

In all of the cases, the three women are believed to have attempted to forge signatures of other individuals on absentee ballots or on ballot applications in order to fraudulently submit votes in the last election. 

“These cases highlight the scrutiny applications and ballots undergo throughout the election process, as well as the thorough investigative process that ensues when instances of attempted fraud are suspected,” Nessel said.

Of the roughly 50 invalid ballots, only one went through the voting process, while all the others were caught before being counted or before the ballot was issued, according to Nessel’s team’s statement. 

“Our election system is secure, and today’s charges demonstrate that in the rare circumstances when fraud occurs we catch it and hold the perpetrators accountable,” Benson said.

“These charges also send a clear message to those who promote deceitful claims about widespread fraud : the current protocols we have in place work to protect and ensure the integrity of our elections.”

No word as to what the probability is that there are other ballots submitted that went through by the three women, or if others might have attempted the same scam without being caught. 

Trenae Myesha Rainey was one of the women involved and she reportedly forged signatures of 20 plus residents at the facility for absentee ballots in October. Carless Clark was charged with impersonating her grandson to vote in an election, and Nancy Juanita Williams “developed and implemented a plan to obtain and control absentee ballots for legally incapacitated persons under her care by fraudulently submitting 26 absentee ballot applications to nine identified city and township clerks,” according to the attorney general’s statement.