In his lawsuit, a Michigan attorney claims that in the 2020 presidential election, a thousand “phantom votes” were found in Antrim County.
A recount in December counted 15,962 ballots, but only 14,901 votes were shown in the Michigan secretary of state’s database, meaning 1,061 aren’t on voter rolls, according to Matthew DePerno, who is representing Antrim County resident William Bailey.
According to DePerno, the suspected discovery of “phantom votes” supports the need for an audit of the county results. Other anomalies worth investigating include data showing a near-100 percent turnout among voters aged 65 to 80 and 1 in 5 ballots being sent to P.O. boxes.
New discoveries and filings today:
(1) 1,061 phantom ballots discovered in Antrim
(2) nearly 100% turnout between ages 65 and 80
(3) 20.3% of all ballots sent to PO boxeshttps://t.co/IYzEsT5E7d
— Matthew S. DePerno, Esq. (@mdeperno) May 8, 2021
Donald Trump is following the case closely and issued a statement on Monday.
“The major Michigan Election Fraud case has just filed a bombshell pleading claiming votes were intentionally switched from President Trump to Joe Biden. 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. If a thief robs a jewelry store of all of its diamonds (the 2020 Presidential Election), the diamonds must be returned. The Fake News media refuses to cover the greatest Election Fraud in the history of our Country. They have lost all credibility, but ultimately, they will have no choice!”
In a virtual hearing on Monday, attorneys argued before Antrim County Circuit Judge Kevin Elsenheimer about the nature of the ever-expanding litigation and whether it should be dismissed, in which both sides have provided opposing analyses.
Defendants, including Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, argue that the plaintiff lacks standing and that the court has already granted him everything he requested.
The judge said that he expects to make a decision next week.
The judge has also agreed to have a third party perform a forensic review of the county’s Dominion Voting Systems facilities on behalf of the plaintiff, Bailey, and his counsel, Matthew DePerno.
Allied Security Operations Group, a Dallas-based company, had previously undertaken an audit and found that the voting machine equipment was prone to errors.
The audit report stated, “The Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,”
“The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that The Dominion Voting System should not be used in Michigan. We further conclude that the results of Antrim County should not have been certified…” it added.
According to the Associated Press, Antrim County was the site of a detected mistake that switched votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Before the 2020 election results could be certified, the mistake was discovered and corrected.
The Traverse Eagle reported, “Bailey continues to argue the county violated his constitutional rights after an error by County Clerk Sheryl Guy caused about 2,000 votes cast for then-President Donald Trump, to be initially — and mistakenly — tallied for then-challenger Joe Biden.”*
“Guy, a Republican, corrected her office’s vote tally errors prior to the state’s certification of the county’s November election results, and records show Trump won Antrim County by a large margin, receiving 9,748 votes to Biden’s 5,960 votes,” the report continued.