This afternoon, 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin J. Elsenheimer heard arguments from Erik Grill, Assistant Attorney General to the radical Attorney General Dana Nessel, representing  MI Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Antrim County Attorney and Chair of the Grand Traverse Republican Party, Haider Kazim, to dismiss the election fraud lawsuit. Constitutional Attorney Matt Deperno of DePerno Law, who represents the plaintiff, William Bailey, has been fighting to expand the case.

Why is the chair of the Grand Traverse Republican Party fighting to stop the investigation into voter fraud in Antrim County where his GOP group is located? What’s in it for Mr. Hazim to stop the voter fraud case from moving forward?

Assistant Attorney General Grill and Haider Hazim, Grand Traverse GOP Chair and the lawyer representing Antrim County,  filed a motion to quash the subpoenas, as did Peter Wendling, a Bellaire attorney representing several of the townships.

The Record-Eagle reports – “We will do anything that is appropriate if we’re asked to do so by the court,” said Stanley Garnett, an attorney for Dominion based in Denver who coordinates the company’s state-to-state legal representation.

“I understand the state has filed a motion to quash,” Garnett added, of the Michigan AG’s office’s efforts to cancel the subpoenas. “I think what you’re seeing from Mr. DePerno is a fairly scattershot approach and it doesn’t appear to be a serious effort to litigate under Michigan court rules.”

DePerno said in an email to the Record-Eagle that Bailey’s legal team had verified “DVS” — presumably Dominion Voting Systems — was “entirely corruptible.”

“Once people extricate themselves from their liberal conspiracy theory fevor-dreams (sic) and actually look at the evidence, they will see that challenging fraudulent elections is what will save our democracy.”

A previous effort by DePerno to subpoena election data from several Michigan counties was characterized by Elsenheimer as a “fishing expedition” and denied.

DePerno now is requesting similar election data from the 15 townships in Antrim County and his plan, as spelled out in the subpoenas, was for township officials to bring the records and equipment to the Kearney Township Hall in Bellaire, between May 5-7.

Another motion, filed by DePerno May 4, seeks to add Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy, state Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater and Election Source, a Dominion subcontractor, to the lawsuit as defendants.

A hearing on that issue will not be argued before Elsenheimer until May 18, though elected officials and residents had plenty to say about Guy and her handling of the county’s elections, during a county commission meeting Thursday.

Peter Wendling, an attorney representing township supervisors in Antrim County, argued that the court should not allow further discovery on the Dominion voting machines because it could be too costly to replace the equipment should it be damaged or rendered unusable. Wendling called an investigation into the machines “overly burdensome and unnecessary.” Incredibly, Mr. Wendling requested that if experts look at the equipment, Dominion should have a say in who inspects their machines—the machines DePerno is claiming intentionally changed the results of the 2020 election.

Antrim County attorney Chris Bzdoz agreed that an investigation into the Dominion machines should not be allowed.

Attorney Matthew DePerno responded to the allegation that an audit of the vote in Antrim County has already been granted, “In no event has the plaintiff been granted an audit,” but instead, the so-called “audit” included a hand recount ordered by the Secretary of State. DePerno stated that there had been no review of any of the down-ballot races.” DePerno told the judge, “We haven’t inspected the absentee ballots, how they were folded or what kind of paper they were printed on.”


DePerno explained to the judge that last week, they proved in a video that votes can be flipped using the same voting machines that were used in Antrim County, “We’ve received multiple problems that include problems at the tabulator, where we show people that the election can be flipped at the tabulator. We can flip votes up and down the ballot as we choose based only on the information and the programming that’s available to use on the Dominion voting system.” said DePerno, adding, “Certainly, the video we released last week shows the actual subversion of the votes.”

Here’s the video Attorney Matt DePerno mentioned in court showing Jeffrey Lendberg as systems vulnerability expert :

“We’ve been requesting discovery from the defendant since February 2021. We still have not received answers. We’ve done all this work, even without the help of the discovery responses from the Secretary of State or Antrim County. So, the question is really not why this has taken so long, but the real question is, why are we rushing this?” DePerno told the judge.

DePerno added new findings that he released last week, “We also discovered that in these individual townships, in the age group of 65-80, almost 100% of this age group voted,” adding that this is an unheard-of statistic.

“We also showed that over 20% of the absentee ballots were mailed out to PO Boxes which is illegal,” DePerno exclaimed.

DePerno also told the court that they have also identified 1061 “phantom votes” in Antrim County— votes cannot be tied to a registered voter.

After Kazim argued that the case needs to be shut down, DePerno responded by accusing MI Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the Antrim County Clerk of fraud, telling the judge,”We are dealing with a voting system, where we have submitted substantial proof to the court, that these voting systems can switch votes—to manipulate votes and it’s so easy to do.” DePerno told the judge that this case all hinges on his client being granted an audit. He explained that the most recent so-called audit was only a hand-recount and did nothing to prove that his client, Mr. Bailey’s ballot, was not counted.

DePerno told the judge, “We now know how the votes were flipped in Antrim County,” he said, adding that his client didn’t even vote in the last election because he no longer trusts the election process in his county.


After hearing this case, why would any judge not rule in favor of looking into the voting machines in Antrim County and other counties in Michigan?

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