Three Detroit area women have been charged with election fraud in relation to the 2020 election.
Michigan’s dirty Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had a curious response to the charges, calling it a “rare case.”
“Our election system is secure, and today’s charges demonstrate that in the rare circumstances when fraud occurs we catch it and hold the perpetrators accountable.” Benson added, “These charges also send a clear message to those who promote deceitful claims about widespread fraud: the current protocols we have in place work to protect and ensure the integrity of our elections. It’s time to share that truth and stop spreading lies to the contrary.”
If Michigan’s dishonest Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel are serious about holding everyone in her state accountable for voter fraud, then why is Democrat City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins, who was charged in 2018 with 6 counts of felony voter fraud related to absentee voting in Southfield, MI, still working as a city clerk?
Hawkins’s court case has been delayed until February 15, 2022. All but two charges against her have been quietly dropped.
Hawkins is running for City Clerk again in November 2021. “If re-elected, and Hawkins is able to secure a plea deal, she will be vested as an employee and be able to receive a full pension from the city,” Oakland County Republican Chair Rocky Raczkowski explained.
The complaint alleges that Hawkins fraudulently altered the Qualified Voter File after the 2018 general election to falsely reflect that previously logged absentee ballots were void due to arriving in envelopes that were not signed by the voter.
After being sent to trial, Hawkins filed a motion to quash or requested the court to render a previous decision as null or invalid, before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman, which was granted on four of the six charges.
A court date of February 15, 2022, has been set for Hawkins.
In a joint statement about the charges against Hawkins, Michigan Sec. of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel called it a“rare” case.
Today, in yet another “rare” case, it was announced that 3 Metro Detroit women are facing multiple election fraud charges stemming from the 2020 election.
As she did in 2018 when fellow Democrat Sherikia Hawkins was caught cheating in the election, Secretary of State Benson boldly proclaimed they will hold those who commit voter fraud accountable, and once again, told the media that the 3 cases of voter fraud are “rare.”
“Our election system is secure, and today’s charges demonstrate that in the rare circumstances when fraud occurs we catch it and hold the perpetrators accountable,” Secretary of State Benson said.
“These charges also send a clear message to those who promote deceitful claims about widespread fraud: the current protocols we have in place work to protect and ensure the integrity of our elections. It’s time to share that truth and stop spreading lies to the contrary.”
Michigan’s tough-talking, lawless Attorney General Dana Nessel had a similar, laughable response to the charges:
“These cases highlight the scrutiny applications and ballots undergo throughout the election process, as well as the thorough investigative process that ensues when instances of attempted fraud are suspected,” Nessel said.
Charges are filed against Trenae Myesha Rainey, 28, Carless Clark, 59, and Nancy Juanita Williams, 55.
Detroit News reports – The charges announced Monday involved three individuals alleged to have been involved in election fraud in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties.
Only one case — one resulting in a double vote — was caught after the election, said Lynsey Mukomel, a spokeswoman for Nessel’s office.
“The other two were caught during the absentee ballot application processing and never issued actual ballots,” Mukomel said.
Trenae Myesha Rainey, 28, was charged with three counts of election law forgery and three counts of forging signatures on absentee ballot applications after she is alleged to have filled out applications and forged residents’ signatures on the applications at Father Murray Nursing Home in Center Line, where she worked.
The Center Line clerk contacted the Bureau of Elections in October 2020 after receiving about two dozen absentee voter applications where the signatures were found not to match those in the state’s qualified voter file.
The applications, according to Nessel’s office, were for residents who had not yet told staff whether they wanted to vote in the 2020 general election.
Carless Clark, 59, was charged with impersonating another to vote and election law forgery after she was alleged to have signed and returned her grandson’s mail-in ballot despite his decision to vote in person.
Clark, according to the statement, admitted to signing the ballot because she thought her grandson wouldn’t have time to vote in person.
The Bureau of Elections contacted the Department of State about Clark’s case in April 2021 after there appeared to be a case of double voting — in-person and by mail-in Detroit.
Nancy Juanita Williams, 55, was charged with 14 counts of false statements on an absentee ballot application, forging a signature on an application, and election law forgery in several different courts.
She is alleged to have submitted 26 absentee ballot applications to nine different clerks for legally incapacitated persons under her care and to have the ballots sent to her address. Williams also is alleged to have submitted voter registration applications for each of the people without his or her knowledge or consent.
The Bureau of Elections became concerned about the issue in October 2020, according to the statement, when several election administrators contacted the qualified voter file help desk to report absentee ballot applications signed with an “X” with the request that the ballots be sent to an address for “Guardian and Associates in Oak Park.”
Bureau of Elections referred the review to Michigan State Police, which recommended charges to the Department of Attorney General in May 2021.