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Michigan legislature committees subpoena hard drives, other election evidence from Detroit

One Senate Democrat reportedly joined his Republican colleagues in supporting the subpoenas. 



Amid fears of election evidence being destroyed, members of the Michigan Legislature’s House and Senate oversight committees will issue subpoenas to Detroit and the nearby suburb of Livonia, demanding they surrender hard drives, emails, absentee voter counting board laptops and other election-related materials. 

But it’s not just republicans; one Senate democrat reportedly joined his republican colleagues in supporting the subpoenas. 

This comes after a November 28 memo from the State Bureau of Elections – following the same protocol as prior elections – ordering the deletion, by November 30, of “E-Poll Book laptops and flash drives…unless a petition for recount has been filed and the recount has not been completed, a post-election audit is planned but has not yet been completed, or the deletion of the data has been stayed by an order of the court of Secretary of State.” 

Tracy Wimmer, director of Media Relations for democrat Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, told Just the News that she rejected republicans’ concerns about the deletion memo. 

“The Bureau of Elections memo sent to clerks is the same memo that has been sent to clerks for years, including under the administration of now state senator Ruth Johnson,” she said. “Republican House and Senate legal counsel were provided this information days ago. The fact that members of their party is choosing to ignore these truths in a press release demonstrates they have no interest in preserving the integrity of our elections or democracy.” 

Subpoenaing election materials as a precaution shows that republicans have no interest in preserving the integrity of our elections?

Think again. 

If anything, it shows their dedication to upholding democracy by seeking to protect the resources in question. 

Michigan Senator republican Ruth Johnson, who supported the subpoena effort, told Just the News she had previously signed the deletion order while she was secretary of state but the unprecedented nature of the 2020 election changed things.

“Election integrity should not be a partisan issue, this information needs to be preserved while there are ongoing lawsuits, audits, and Oversight committee review of the November election,” Johnson said. “Only after these activities are concluded should this information be deleted for data privacy reasons.”

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  1. Jake Smitherman

    December 16, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    It may very well be that control of the Senate and House were also stolen by the Democrats. We need to verify that all votes are legal and the correct members of Congress are in the next gathering along with the legally elected President, The corruption is massive and most Americans realize it.

  2. Julie Mitchell

    December 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I knew I was on the right side of history when Leo became Leo 2.0! ❤️

  3. Dwayne Smith

    December 16, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    When you have proof that enough people double voted in any state that could change that states election results, just that 1 thing not counting the other types of fraud like dead people and out of state pre voting I don’t understand the problem. Well yes I do it’s the left you notice how they don’t say there’s not fraud just that Biden won. This country is sickening. If Biden won fair and square i wouldn’t have a problem with it but everyone knows including the left that he didn’t win. There’s no way in hell he got 80 million view votes. I guess the Chinese will be running the next election. Hold it I guess they were running this one.

    • Joe Boise

      December 18, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      No the country is not sickening! Certain people in it are.

  4. Harry L. Adler

    December 17, 2020 at 2:23 am

    I agree that all the hard drives, emails, absentee voter counting board laptops and other election-related materials be surrendered and a complete forensic audit be completed and the results made public. This election was stolen from President Trump and it needs to be made right.

    • Joe Boise

      December 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      A hand recount! After the ballot are deemed authentic! Should not be a problem right? If everything was legit the hand recount should match the machine totals!

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