As reports of election fraud continue to surface in Michigan, President Donald Trump pulled no punches during a telephone town hall event for Republican candidate for attorney general, Matthew DePerno, on Wednesday.
According to a report from the Washington Examiner, Trump called the evidence of election fraud “explosive.” He added, “We caught them. And they said, ‘Well, we made a little mistake.’ It wasn’t a mistake at all. It was being caught.”
The newspaper previously reported that Matthew DePerno was the attorney for the plaintiff in a 2020 election fraud lawsuit in Michigan’s Antrim County. Now, DePerno is running for attorney general as his case continues to work its way through the courts. However, there have been some obstacles.
On Thursday, a Michigan appeals court dismissed the Antrim County lawsuit, stating that there are no allegations in the complaint to lend credence to irregularities in election processes in the 2020 presidential election.
According to the Detroit News, the 45th president’s remarks during the town hall event for DePerno lasted about five minutes. “The choice is not just about 2022,” Trump stated. “This is about ensuring the state of Michigan cannot be stolen from Republicans in 2024 or ever again.”
Reports of election fraud are rampant in Michigan. On Thursday, a video appeared to show a woman dropping off stacks of mail-in ballots in a Detroit drop box and signing them all in her car.
Even more disturbingly, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has been accused of accepting dark money from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the 2020 presidential election with the alleged intent of swinging results in favor of Joe Biden.
Trump confidently told listeners of the town hall meeting that when it comes to election fraud, “Matt [DePerno] will stop it.”