In Michigan, Trump campaign star Witness Melissa Karon went viral
Still, she was in front of a Michigan House panel on Wednesday, dressing up a Republican legislator as she loudly said without proof that tens of thousands of votes had been counted twice. At one point, he was Trump campaign attorney Rudolf W. Was audited by Giuliani.
“I know what I saw,” Caron told State rape. Steven Johnson (R), raises his eyebrows rapidly. “And I signed something saying if I am wrong, I can go to jail. did you do?”
For many of the following, Karon’s viral clip appears to sum up last-ditch legal efforts by the Trump campaign to challenge the vote in swing states won by President-elect Joe Biden. As campaign lawsuits are repeatedly upheld in court, Giuliani urges Republican legislators Embrace your unverified claims of fraud And withhold the vote certificates of their states.
Key witnesses to that campaign? A woman who made unfounded claims about illegal votes also made Juliani Allegedly It is said that he met him only this week.
Caron, Giuliani, and the Trump campaign all did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Washington Post late Wednesday.
A contractor for Dominion Voting System, Which supplies voting technology for nationwide constituencies, Caron fell into the national spotlight last month, citing “extraordinary witnesses” by Giuliani to support the Trump campaign’s untrue claims.
On Election Day, Caron said, he worked nonstop, 24-hour shifts in Detroit’s vote-counting operation at the TCF Center and IT support for Dominion’s machines. In An affidavit On 10 November, he claimed that he had illegally scanned some ballots several times and suggested that bringing food for election workers meant hiding tens of thousands of ballots.
The lawsuit, filed by the Tron campaign, included Caron’s affidavit seeking to block the accreditation of election results in Wayne County, a liberal, vote-rich region where Biden did much work in support of him. Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny Denied that request November 13, Caron and other witnesses state that “the interpretation of events is inaccurate and not reliable.”
About a month later, she continued to make the same allegations in separate testimony this week before the Michigan House and Michigan Senate Oversight Committees.
“Everything that happened at that TCF center was fraud,” he announced on Tuesday. “Everything.”
The following day, during her exchange with Johnson, the GOP state’s jurist questioned her claim that 30,000 votes were counted multiple times, but were not reflected in Poll book, Which indicates how many absentee ballots were cast in each party.
“We are not seeing the poll book closed by 30,000 votes,” he said.
“What will you guys do, take this and do something crazy for this?” Caron reported back, Wayne County’s poll book had “zero registered voters” and that before 100,000 fraudulent ballots were cast. (Biden won Michigan by over 154,000 votes.)
When another representative suggested that she should be “under oath” during her presentation, Caron went personal.
“I’m a mother, I have two children, I have two degrees,” Karon said in a clip Shared on twitter By President Trump on Wednesday. “I do not know any woman in the world who writes an affidavit under oath just to write. You can go to jail for this. “
Later asked why more people did not come forward with allegations of fraud, he claimed that Trump’s critics ruined the lives and reputations of witnesses like him. She said she lost family and friends, received threats, and had to relocate, change her phone number and take down her social media accounts. (A Facebook account named “Melissa Caron”, which promoted her media appearances in November and repeatedly expressed support for Trump, still appears on the social media website.)
“My life has been completely destroyed because of this,” she said.
But on social media, his accusations were attracting far more attention to what he said about the Trump campaign.
“Imagine a person your witness,” a person wrote On Twitter, “And this is best for you.”
Tom Hamburger in Detroit contributed to this report.
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