In what can only be described as a historic election, MI GOP delegates wiped out decades of establishment rule yesterday at the GOP State Convention with their votes to elect Trump-endorsed election integrity candidates Kristina Karamo for Secretary of State and Constitutional Attorney Matt DePerno for Attorney General as their choice to run in the 2022 general election.
Over 2,000 GOP delegates and alternates gathered together today in Grand Rapids, MI, to cast critical votes for the next Republican Secretary of State and Attorney General candidates for the upcoming general election in November 2022. Both races were highly contentious, with two Trump-endorsed, grassroots election integrity candidates, Kristina Karamo for SOS and Constitutional Attorney Matt DePerno. Karamo and DePerno, two grassroots candidates with no political experience and limited campaign funds, ran against career politicians like Tom Leonard, who was showered with money and endorsements from establishment Republicans and anti-America First PAC money.
Not surprisingly, populist candidate Kristina Karamo walked away with 1344 votes and emerged victorious in her bid to become the next GOP candidate for SOS in Michigan. Her next closest competitor, a sitting MI State Representative Beau LeFave, got 390 votes, and Cindy Berry, a Macomb Co. city clerk, got 267 votes.
Constitutional Attorney Matt DePerno ran against the popular former Speaker of the House Tom Leonard and MI State Representative Ryan Berman. In the first round of voting, DePerno came in just under the 50% threshold needed to win the election on the first ballot. He was forced into a runoff with second-place Leonard after Berman conceded and threw his support behind Leonard. Even with Berman’s delegates getting behind Leonard, he still lost to Trump-endorsed Matt DePerno, who walked away victorious with just under 54% of the vote in the runoff election.
DePerno made the following statement after winning the runoff vote:
“Today marks the first step towards taking back our state and our country. I am eternally grateful to the freedom-loving patriots of the convention who put their trust in me to be their standard-bearer.
Together, we will create a red wave to wash over the Wolverine State this Fall!
My general election opponent, Dana Nessel, is a socialist Soros sycophant out of touch with Michigan voters. In November, she will be out of time as well.
I look forward to continuing to campaign across the state.”
Michigan GOP delegates also sent a strong message to the school boards at 3 major universities in Michigan when they elected anti-mask, anti-vaccine mandate, and anti-CRT candidates to serve on the boards of the increasingly liberal universities: Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.
The attacks from the media were swift, labeling Kristina and Matt “conspiracy theorists” and “election deniers.” BuzzFeed, the first publication to push the fake Russian dossier, attempted to paint Kristina Karamo as someone pushing fake conspiracy theories because she believes there was massive voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Local media spent much of last night and this morning whining like children over the populist candidate’s nominations.
Detroit News whiner who also writes articles for the once moderate publication explained how Karamo and DePerno’s wins resulted from Trump’s “hold over a changing GOP.”
Donald Trump's preferred candidates, Matt DePerno for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state, won the endorsement Saturday of Michigan Republican Party delegates, solidifying the former president's hold over a changing GOP. https://t.co/Ov7Hq2aCpA
— Craig Mauger (@CraigDMauger) April 24, 2022
What Mauger, who spends most of his time doing hit jobs on conservatives, doesn’t understand is that the majority of Republicans have been hoping for decades that someone like Donald Trump would come along and re-build the party that, for too long, has allowed the establishment leaders to control it while turning up their noses at grassroots candidates like Kristina and Matt.
Michigan is unique because of the massive grassroots structure in place across the state. Still, the sentiment remains the same in states across America, where Republicans are desperate to break free from establishment hacks like Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell and elect candidates who truly represent them and their values, and not the values of their favorite lobbyist.
Crain’s Detroit writer Chad Livengood, who also doesn’t understand the power of President Trump’s endorsement, ignored the support Matt DePerno and Kristina Karamo have received from across the state and claimed the MI GOP is in for an electoral disaster, while the arrogant never-Trump John Truscott tweeted that Michigan’s lawless AG Dana Nessel had been saved by DePerno’s victory last night.
Republican establishment just openly predicting electoral disaster for the Grand Old Party after @MIGOP convention delegates endorsed an attorney with a checkered work history for AG whose 2020 election conspiracy theories have been repeatedly debunked and shot down by the courts https://t.co/qbqbihjrM6
— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) April 24, 2022
Ron Weiser, the billionaire chair of the MIGOP shot back, calling the establishment Republicans and media crybabies a bunch of “poor losers.”
Ron Weiser, chair of the Michigan GOP, says Republicans who say Karamo and DePerno can’t win in November are “poor losers” pic.twitter.com/dUIrkkG8Kg
— Craig Mauger (@CraigDMauger) April 24, 2022
The former MIGOP Chair, and RINO Laura Cox, attacked Michigan’s queen of grassroots, co-Chair of the MIGOP Meshawn Maddock, calling her “crazy” and calling MIGOP Chair Weiser “rich, uninterested and distant.” MIGOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock had the perfect response, telling the bitter, unpopular former chair, “Put down your drink, Laura,” adding, “Winning isn’t something you would understand.”
Put down your drink Laura. Winning isn’t something you would understand. https://t.co/XVxQ1Eb6tp
— meshawn maddock (@CoChairMeshawn) April 24, 2022
The dig was aimed at Cox, who did little to nothing to protect our 2020 elections. Instead of safeguarding our elections, she allowed fraud to run rampant across the state while grassroots organizers like Meshawn Maddock, MIGOP Grassroots Vice Chair Marian Sheridan, and MI Conservative Coalition founders Rosanne Ponkowski, Bill Rauderwink, and Matt Seely who is now a candidate for US Congress in Michigan’s 8th district, and Diane Schindlbeck, who is running for State Rep. in Michigans 101st District, helped to organize armies of poll challengers across the state.
For two years, Michigan Republicans begged their Republican-led House and Senate to conduct a serious investigation into voter fraud in the 2020 election. The lawmakers ignored their requests. MI lawmakers also ignored over 7,500 affidavits from citizens demanding a forensic audit. Only months after hundreds of Republican poll challengers came forward with accusations of voter fraud and irregularities, MI Senate Oversight Committee Chair Ed McBroom issued a report on the 2020 election that claimed there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Michigan. He didn’t stop with accusing members of his own party of making up claims about election fraud; Republican Senator Ed McBroom actually asked Michigan’s lawless Democrat Attorney General to consider investigating individuals who’ve pushed false claims about the 2020 election “to raise money or publicity for their own ends.” His statement, of course, was meant to chill the investigation by Constitutional Attorney Matt DePerno, who was collecting donations to help fund a massive investigation into potential voter fraud in Antrim County, MI.
Michigan Republicans, like Republicans across America, are tired of electing people with an “R” behind their names who refuse to address voter fraud, and they’re actively seeking candidates like Kristina Karamo and Matt DePerno, who are fearlessly fighting back against the establishment who refuse to fight to protect and defend our elections.
Buckle up, America, Michigan is a precursor of what’s coming in 2022. If you don’t think Trump’s endorsements matter—think again!