Dana Nessel is reportedly exploring ways to bring criminal charges against election workers who stand up against election fraud. Despite massive problems in Wayne County, the State’s Attorney General is insisting the the November 3rd election results be certified. Two election board officials have pushed back against certification due to a large number of irregularities including more than 60 precincts that were out of balance during the canvas.
The ironic move stands out as hypocritical. It’s the sworn duty of canvassers to ensure matching counts during the canvassing process and it’s not a matter of opinion or political view. The numbers do not match so without a proper description it’s actually proper to deny certification. Although Nessel claims it’s a politicization of the process, her actions are a true politicization of the justice system. Clearly the Michigan Attorney General is upset with the review on certification and her seeking of criminal punishment for election board members to vote how they see fit is partisan at best.
The Washington Post wrote on Saturday that Attorney General Dana Nessel is “exploring whether officials there risk committing crimes if they bend to President Trump’s wishes.” The article elaborates that Nessel is pursuing charges of bribery, perjury, or conspiracy however there was no evidence presented. Both of the GOP election workers at the center of the dispute have faced personal threats and had threats made against them. The President made a phone call to ask if they were OK as outlined in a 25 minute testimonial posted below.
Election fraud has been a rising issue in the state during the lead up to this year’s US Presidential election. Sherikia Hawkins was recently honored by the Michigan Democrat Party with a special award. May 18th, at the Legacy Dinner in Detroit Hawkins was honored with the Dingell/Levin award. She was listed among the “40 under 40” by the Michigan Chronicle. She drew attention in the party by being the first black city clerk elected in Southfield. Hawkins had administered 16 different elections in Oakland County and held a “Master Municipal Cler” designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
Court documents allege that Hawkins altered at least 193 absentee voter records. She was first arraigned in September of 2019 in 46th District Court on election-law charges including falsifying records, forgery of a public record, misconduct in office, and multiple counts of using a computer to commit a crime. Forgery of a public record by itself is a 14 year offense. Computer records show that Hawkins computer and unique name made the alterations to public record.
Democrats Ned Staebler and Abraham Aiyash gave out the specific names of political adversaries including the names of their children and the names of the schools they attend. Exposing private information, known as doxxing, is a method of threatening and inciting others to harass targets by releasing their private information with subtle suggestions. Those named will have to make alterations to their life to avoid the harassment from democrat activists who may be encouraged by the reckless comments from Staebler and Aiyash.
Pressuring board members to reach a decision with threats, harassment, or doxxing is immoral at best and likely illegal. Elections are a sacred part of Democracy and public trust in the voting results is a paramount result that’s more important than the choice of candidate. Interference in this process breed distrust in the system and can cause an overall breakdown in the peaceful transfer of power.
Mail in voting has been a fiery debate in the state of Michigan. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent out multiple rounds of absentee ballot applications. Immediately reports came flooding in regarding risk of fraud as ballot applications came to prior residents, non-citizens, and even deceased voters who were still on the voting rolls. The Secretary of State has also warned that she will not be submitting election results for as long as two weeks after election day.