Michigan Prosecutor Says Giuliani Asked Him To Get Voting Machines
Rudy Giuliani allegedly asked a Republican prosecutor in northern Michigan to get his county’s voting machines and pass them to representatives of Trump’s team.
The Washington Post is reporting that James Rossiter, Antrim County, Michigan district attorney, received a phone call from Giuliani after a clerical error caused the county to misreport 2020 election results.
The initial results showed that Biden took the typical republican stronghold by 3,000 votes in the 2020 election. After a hand recount, officials later stated that Trump had beaten Biden by more than 3,000 votes in Antrim.
The error was caused when officials didn't properly update voting machines after a last-minute change was made to the ballots. The county clerk, Sheryl Guy, said in a report that the error was an honest mistake that she “owned, acknowledged, and accepted.”
Antrim County Prosecutor, Rossiter, told the Washington Post that he declined Giuliani's request.
“I said, ‘I can’t just say: give them here.’ We don’t have that magical power to just demand things as prosecutors. You need probable cause.”
Focus has now turned towards the small rural county in Northern Michigan. The Post reported that Giuliani allegedly tried to use the initial tabulation error in Michigan to illustrate how the 2020 election was rigged.
The report came one day after Giuliani was scheduled to sit for a deposition as part of the House select committee investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Mlive reports that one year, one month, and 25 days after Michigan’s 2020 election results were certified, conservative activists are still demanding another investigation into former President Donald Trump’s loss.