When it comes to addressing election fraud in Michigan, Rep. Steve Johnson (R), a member of the Election and Ethics Committee and Chair of the House Oversight Committee (he replaced Matt Hall as the House Oversight Committee Chair in January), is one of the most powerful members of the state legislature.
Late in the evening on November 3, 2020, Trump had taken a sizeable lead in Michigan over Joe Biden. Citizens who watched Trump win their state in 2016 went to bed that night believing Trump had won the election in their state. Instead, voters were stunned when they woke up to discover a massive early morning dump of votes for Biden were counted in the wee hours of the morning, making Basement Joe the unofficial “victor” in Michigan.
Democrats and their allies in the dishonest Michigan media expected voters to quietly accept the outcome of the election. Never mind what voters saw with their own eyes, as the unpopular Joe Biden campaigned from his basement and could barely draw a dozen people to his rallies.
Meanwhile, the wildly popular President Trump drew tens of thousands to each of his multiple rallies across the Great Lakes state.
Within one week of the November election in Michigan, over 240 affidavits outlining voter fraud and voter irregularities witnessed by GOP poll challengers, a Detroit City worker, and a Dominion contract worker were filed in Michigan.
Additionally, it was discovered that over 5,000 votes had flipped from President Trump to Joe Biden in Antrim County, MI, where Dominion Voting Machines were used. As a result of the massive errors in Antrim County, a lawsuit was filed against Antrim County resident Bill Bailey. Circuit Court Judge Kevin A. Elsenheimer agreed to allow Bill Bailey’s attorney Matt DePerno, to bring in a team of IT experts to perform a forensic audit on the Dominion Voting machines used in the election. The initial report on the results from the audit was released on December 13, 2020. It showed a reported error rate of 68.05%, meaning an astounding 68.05% of ballots cast in Antrim County, MI, were allegedly sent to adjudication, meaning the ballots would be analyzed by someone other than the voter to determine the intent of the voter.
For months, Michigan citizens called on leadership in the state legislature to take action and address the hundreds of claims by GOP poll challengers who were threatened by election workers who witnessed voter fraud or irregularities or were threatened and intimidated by paid election workers or leftist agitators at the TCF Center where hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots were counted. Many of the GOP poll challengers testified in front of the MI House and/or Senate Oversight Committees.
On December 16, 2020, after over 100 witnesses testified to voter fraud or voter irregularities in from Michigan Legislature’s House and Senate Oversight Committees, Committee Chairs Senator Ed McBroom (R), and Rep. Matt Hall (R) issued subpoenas demanding The subpoena gave Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and Livonia City Clerk Susan Nash until Jan. 12, 2021, to produce the evidence, giving lawmakers 8 days to process the results of the subpoena before the next president was to be sworn into office.
The subpeonas demanded they surrender:
Absentee voter counting board laptops, emails, logs related to all poll watchers and poll challengers as well as all communication with City of Detroit poll workers, all hard drives and memory drives for adjudication machines that were used during the AVCB (Absentee Voter Count Board) process, a list of workers hired to be adjudicators at the TCF Center where absentee ballots were counted, as well as a list of all hired election workers with their political party affiliation. The subpoenas also demanded a record of the public accuracy test for all Dominion machines.
All hard drives and memory drives for adjudication machines that were used during the AVCB (Absentee Voter Count Board) process, a list of workers hired to be adjudicators at the TCF Center where absentee ballots were counted, and a record of the public accuracy test for all Dominion machines. Envelopes and absentee voter ballots that were processed at specific tables. The list the names of all people who picked up and delivered absentee ballots from the Detroit City Clerk’s office, drop boxes, or voting centers to the TCF Center, and when.
All names of Dominion employees at the TCF Center and a record of any communications they had with any employees or Detroit public election officials, as well as records of any computers connected to the internet.
Any and all documents and communications related to any funding provided by non-governmental persons or entities for purposes of administering the 2020 election is the final request. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to affect the outcome of our elections. Most of the money given by Zuckerberg for “safe elections” was spent in Democrat strongholds in battleground states, like Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Detroit, where voter integrity has been called into question.
Surveillance footage from the highly contentious TCF Center, as poll challengers were prohibited from using their phones to videotape issues they encountered. Video footage from the room where hundreds of thousands of ballots were processed should corroborate many of the claims made on their affidavits.
Although the footage shared by the Gateway Pundit from the exterior of the counting room at the TCF Center, verified claims by poll workers about the white van that made a 3:30 am ballot dump on the morning after the election, the footage subpoenaed by MI lawmakers from the inside of the counting room could be the key to finding out the truth about claims made by poll challengers that the tabulators were connected to the internet.
It’s been over 6 months since the deadline for all subpoenaed materials to be turned over to the House and Senate Oversight Committees. So we wanted to know why the evidence has not yet been released.
Michigan residents have been patiently waiting for the results to be shared with them, but apparently, Rep. Steve Johnson has no intention of sharing the evidence with the citizens he represents. Why? Rep. Steve Johnson told us he isn’t releasing the evidence because he doesn’t believe the evidence he’s seen proves there was any “serious election fraud.”
But that’s not all…
We received an anonymous tip that unelected House lawyers are telling Rep. Johnson that he cannot share evidence from the subpoenas with fellow members of congress unless they agree to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). I spoke with Steve Johnson by phone to ask him a few questions about the alleged agreement and other issues related to potential election fraud in the November election.
On Johnson’s refusal to share the results of the subpoenaed information:
Johnson confirmed with me that members of the MI legislature are being told they must sign an NDA, but only to share documents related to the evidence subpoenaed by the House and Senate Oversight Committees. “No one’s saying they can’t look at the evidence. We’re just saying they can’t disclose the actual documents,” Johnson told me. I asked him to clarify that the lawmakers are, indeed, able to view the subpoenaed evidence? Rep. Johnson confirmed that lawmakers have the ability to look at the evidence, but “they can’t actually disclose the documents.”
If that’s true, why are lawmakers not sharing the evidence they’ve seen? Has anyone told them they can look at the evidence?
Rep. Johnson on the Maricopa Co, AZ Election audit:
I asked Rep. Johnson about the Arizona election audit. I wanted to know why Michigan was one of the only contested states in America with a Republican majority in the House and Senate that didn’t send a representative to the Maricopa Co. audit to observe? Johnson laughed, telling me, “It’s a joke—it’s a wasted effort—it’s been a disaster.” I was admittedly taken back by his arrogance and asked him to explain, “It’s taken way longer than they said it would take, and it’s over budget.” I asked Rep. Johnson if he’s aware that, in large part, the reason the process has been stalled is that Democrats have been stonewalling the process and trying to prevent the audit from taking place? Johnson dismissed my explanation, saying, “They need proof of fraud,” explaining that he’s “not going down that road” of an election audit in Michigan, telling me that MI Sec. of State Benson has already conducted a couple of audits and a hand recount.
I asked the Republican House Oversight Committee chair, “Do you know Kristina Karamo and that she’s the only person from Michigan who made the trip to Arizona to tour the audit process?” He answered, “Yeah, I think she’s running for Secretary of State or something.” I explained, “She is, indeed, running as a Republican candidate for the MI Secretary of State against our dishonest Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and fortunately, she’s taking the concerns of voter fraud by the citizens of Michigan more seriously than our elected officials, which is why she traveled to Arizona.” The arrogant lawmaker appeared to mock the rising conservative rock-star candidate for MI SOS, telling me Arizona’s forensic audit is “a waste of effort,” Johnson continued, with his rant against the AZ audit, saying, “It’s been a disaster!”
On Constitutional Attorney Matthew DePerno:
We asked Johnson why state representatives have been refusing to talk to Antrim County election fraud attorney Matthew DePerno, and if they’ve been told by leadership not to speak with him? Rep. Johnson mocked Mr. DePerno. “He’s a snake oil salesman,” Johnson said. Johnson falsely claimed that DePerno had collected over $400K “with some fundraiser.” I asked Johnson what proof he had of his claim that Mr. DePerno has raised over $400K in a legal defense fund? He responded by saying, “I know people who are writing checks to him!”
We contacted Matt DePerno and asked him to respond to the claims by Steve Johnson. According to DePerno, they’ve raised $317,190 in donations to their legal defense fund to date. “We have spent over $1.5 million so far, on this case,” DePerno said, asking, “What does he [Johnson] think it costs to run a forensic investigation with a team of experts?” The fearless attorney blasted Johnson for his lack of understanding about what goes into a case like the one he’s working on in Antrim County. “That just shows the level of utter incompetence that we have in our state legislature,” DePerno exclaimed, adding, “This just shows that they’ve done no internal investigation into how much a forensic audit like this costs.”
DePerno explained that he decided to forgo other cases to remain singularly focused on Bill Bailey’s case. “To my financial detriment, and the detriment of the other lawyers on my team, we have not taken a new client since January 2021,” he said.
I asked the Libertarian-leaning “Justin Amash of the MI State Legislature” if he’s aware that most Republicans are concerned about future elections because they don’t trust that their elected leaders are taking their concerns about voter fraud seriously?
I asked Steve if it concerned him that voters may not show up in future elections because they don’t trust the process? Johnson told me that if they don’t show up, “they’re idiots!” adding that it would be an “ignorant, foolish decision” not to vote and that it would mean that they’re “giving up on our country.” I asked Rep. Johnson if he believes voters might believe their elected leaders are giving up on the country? He told me they have the power at the ballot box to change their elected officials. I reminded Johnson that if voters don’t trust the ballot box, they might stop believing that elections matter. I asked him how he will be held accountable for his actions or inactions when his term is up, as he’s been “term-limited,” and he will no longer be in office after December 2021? Johnson confirmed that he wouldn’t be able to run for another term—and finally, ended our interview by telling me that we had spent enough time talking and that our conversation was over.
To be honest, I was grateful my conversation with Steve Johnson had come to an end. I’m not a fan of feckless cowards or chest-beating Libertarians who can’t see the forest for the trees.
My heart sank as I sat down to review my notes and prepared to deliver the awful news to the tens of thousands of Michigan residents who still hold out hope that election fraud in Michigan will be taken seriously by someone—anyone of the elected officials they voted for to represent the citizens of Michigan and not cowards like Rep. Steve Johnson.