On November 4, an investigation was launched into the voting results in Antrim County in northern Michigan, where Dominion Voting Machines were used. Dominion Voting machines were used in most Michigan counties, including the hotly contested Wayne County where an estimated 200+ sworn affidavits have been filed by poll challengers, a Dominion contract worker, a Wayne County Clerk whistleblower, and GOP lawyers, including one that was thrown out of the TCF Center by Detroit Police officers.
Political observers expressed shock early Wednesday when the county transferred numbers to the state showing Biden beating Trump by about 3,000 votes. Antrim is a Republican stronghold where local GOP officials have mostly run unopposed in recent elections.
On November 6, the Detroit Free Press reported that Antrim County had posted updated and revised numbers for the presidential and U.S. Senate races to the Secretary of State’s Office.
The revised numbers — arrived at after manually entering the results from printed tabulated tapes for all 16 precincts — show the northern Michigan county is still red, just not as dark a shade as it was in 2016.
The county is reporting Republican President Donald Trump beat Democrat Joe Biden by about 2,500 votes, with Trump receiving 56% of the slightly more than 17,000 votes cast for president and Biden receiving 42%.
Today, the Epoch Times is reporting that a Michigan judge on Friday appeared to allow the investigation of Dominion Voting Systems machines.
“Our team is going to be able to go in this morning at about 8:30 [a.m.] and will be there for about eight hours to conduct that forensic examination and we’ll have the results in about 48 hours, and that’ll tell us a lot about these machines,” attorney Jenna Ellis told Fox News on Sunday.
“A judge actually granted our team access … to correct a forensic audit,” Ellis added, casting doubt on the Secretary of State’s claims that it was “an unexplained and so-called ‘glitch.”
Ellis was referring to a ruling from a judge in Antrim County, Michigan, who authorized the audit of 22 Dominion Voting Systems machines, said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
UpNorthLive reports – A 13th Circuit Court judge is allowing William Bailey, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Antrim County, to take forensic images of the county’s election equipment and other media.
This comes after a tabulator error that caused the election results to be skewed.
Later, Antrim County spokesperson Jeremy Scott told the Detroit Free Press that forensic images will be taken from voting machines used during the Nov. 3 election. Judge Kevin Elsenheimer issued the order regarding a challenge from voter William Bailey, who filed a lawsuit alleging that ballots were damaged in a recounting of ballots in a marijuana proposal that narrowly passed, reported Fox News. Elsenheimer’s order doesn’t mention the presidential race, and it’s not yet clear if the order allows Trump’s team to examine the machines.
The Michigan GOP last month noted that voting machines in Antrim County incorrectly switched 6,000 votes from Trump to Joe Biden. The Secretary of State’s office said it was due to a technical error and non-updated software, adding that the issue was later corrected.
Elsenheimer’s order said that Antrim County needs to “maintain, preserve and protect all records in its possession used to tabulate votes in Antrim County, to not turn on the Dominion tabulator in its possession and to not connect the Dominion tabulator in its possession to the internet,” as reported by the Detroit News.