Attorney Matthew DePerno is back in court on Monday.
Attorney Matthew DePerno filed his latest finding in the Circuit Court for Antrim County on Friday.
According to DePerno, there were 1,061 “phantom” ballots found in Antrim County during the 2020 election.
Attorney DePerno also contends there was nearly 100% turnout between ages 65 and 80 in the county despite the threat of the coronavirus.
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
DePerno says 1,061 ballots are not in the state database and do not exist on voter rolls, meaning they are likely phantom ballots.
From page 10 in the report:
DePerno explains that in the December hand recount of Antrim county, there was a total of 15,952 ballots counted; however, Secretary of State Benson’s official database only had 14,901 ballots which means there exists 1,061 extra ballots not on the voter rolls, i.e., “phantom” ballots.
Phantom ballots could explain what happened at the hand recount in December when volunteers were told to count approximately 138 ballots with the very same signature. Despite their repeated objections and attempts to challenge the problem ballots, the Secretary of State official said, “That’s not your role at this very moment” and pushed the volunteers to count the ballots and finish the audit.
Based upon these findings, DePerno is not only demanding a complete audit, but due to false statements by officials who attributed the fraud to human error, DePerno is also amending William Bailey’s complaint to sue Sheryl Guy, Election Source, Jocelyn Benson, and Jonathan Brater.
Kyle Becker at Trending Politics reported on the Monday hearing:
As Arizona’s forensic audit runs into massive resistance in the courts and from the Department of Justice, another forensic audit is being requested as a lawsuit hangs in the balance in the State of Michigan. The fate of the one of the last election lawsuits in the country is set to be decided in court on Monday morning.
“A Monday hearing will determine the fate of one of the last active lawsuits challenging the validity of the 2020 election,” the Traverse Eagle local publication reported. “A 13th Circuit Court judge is scheduled to hear arguments on a defense request to dismiss an Antrim County election-related lawsuit —a move opposed by the plaintiff who, court records show, is instead seeking to expand the case.”
“The case in Antrim County is among the few yet to be adjudicated, records show,” the report continued.
A joint motion requesting Judge Kevin Elsenheimer dismiss the lawsuit has been filed by Assistant Michigan Attorney General Erik Grill , who represents intervener Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and attorney Haider Kazim, who is representing defendant Antrim County.
The joint motion seeks to have the lawsuit dismissed for lack of standing. The judge has already allowed the complainant, Bailey and his attorney, Matthew DePerno, to have a third party conduct a forensic examination of the county’s Dominion Voting Systems equipment. That audit was conducted earlier by Allied Security Operations Group, a Dallas-based firm that concluded the voting machine equipment was fraught with errors.