Former President Donald Trump, to this day, continues to insist that something fishy happened in the 2020 election. Every time he mentions the possibility of election fraud, most of the mainstream media responds in a mocking tone.
However, that tone could begin to shift as according to the Washington Examiner, a Michigan attorney on behalf of a local resident has alleged in a lawsuit that 1,061 “phantom” ballots were discovered in Antrim County after a recount clearly revealed a potentially massive discrepancy in the total vote count.
Matthew DePerno, who represents a Michigan voter by the name of William Bailey, claimed in a court filing that an official recount in December showed 15,962 total ballots. Oddly, only 14,901 of those ballots were registered in the secretary of state’s database. The discrepancy between the two numbers suggests that 1,061 “phantom” voters presumably do not exist on official voter rolls.
Through the Save America PAC, the former president issued a statement this week on the developing situation, doubling down on his claims that thousands of ballots across the country — and especially in swing states like Michigan — were votes switched from Trump to President Joe Biden.
“The major Michigan Election Fraud case has just filed a bombshell pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden,” Trump wrote.
“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,” the former president added while slamming the “fake news” media for not properly covering instances of potential voter and/or ballot fraud.
Not surprisingly, the Michigan secretary of state’s office fully denied the attorney’s claim that the phantom ballots exist, adding that any insistence otherwise is nothing more than purposeful misinformation.
“Plaintiff has provided no actual evidence of this claim because there is no such database showing such a discrepancy,” spokesperson Jake Rollow said.
“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.”