Washington Post: Trump & Allies Working to Elect “Big Lie” Michigan Attorney General Candidate
November 30, 2021
Washington, DC — The Washington Post reported this week that from Pennsylvania to Colorado, former President Donald Trump and his allies are working to elect and appoint candidates across the country that support his “Big Lie” about the 2020 election. The Post reports, “A year after local and state election officials came under immense pressure from Trump to subvert the results of the 2020 White House race, he and his supporters are pushing an ambitious plan to place Trump loyalists in key positions across the administration of U.S. elections.”
“In Michigan, local GOP leaders have sought to reshape election canvassing boards by appointing members who expressed sympathy for former president Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 vote was rigged,” the Post reports. Trump has already endorsed Matthew DePerno, GOP candidate for Michigan Attorney General. “DePerno, who waged a failed legal battle over an election-night vote-counting error in Antrim County, has built his campaign around a vow to expose fraud,” wrote the Post.
From state attorneys general, to volunteer poll watchers, paid precinct judges, and elected county clerks, their goal for replacing these officials across the nation is clear as day. “If they succeed, Trump and his allies could pull down some of the guardrails that prevented him from overturning Biden’s win by creating openings to challenge the results next time, election officials and watchdog groups say,” said the Post.