|Number of disputed ballots||270,000 votes (approx.)|
|Joe Biden’s winning margin||154,188 votes (2.8%)|
|Michigan’s electoral college votes under dispute||16 votes
(36 would need to be flipped for a Trump win)
|Independent forensic audit investigation||❌ Internal audits only|
Padded voter rolls
Suspicious vote spikes going 95%+ to Biden
270,000 votes counted without independent observation
Outstanding/unresolved integrity issues with Dominion counting machines
Eyewitness accounts of illegal ballot handling
Numerous counties where ballot tallies did not match records
Overuse of tally adjudication within Dominion software
Audits being performed by the same county staff who performed the elections
Obstruction of further audits
Key Allegations From The Patrick Colbeck Report
Patrick J. Colbeck, former elected Michigan Senator (2011-2018), and former candidate for governor in Michigan, released a report on election fraud and irregularities that he either personally witnessed during poll-watching (in some cases) or later become aware of.
We have heard persistent refrains from the media and complicit elected officials that “there is no evidence of election fraud” in the 2020 election. That is simply not true.
“The best way to dispel the brewing division in our nation over the election results is to pursue an emergency forensic audit of the paper and electronic election materials for the battleground states.
“If the audit reveals that all of the concerns cited in this Case for MI Decertification are invalidated, so be it. … If the audit reveals that these concerns are indeed valid, though, the results of the 2020 Election should be decertified.”
— Patrick J. Colbeck
In summary, it alleges that there were dozens of breaches of election integrity, including:
Chain of Custody Broken
- Based on the Qualified Voter File (QVF) or Voter Registration Database, 616,648 ineligible voters were allowed to vote, and 12.23% of absentee voters did not request an absentee ballot.
- At least 210 dead voters (Possible 1,005 additional dead voters)
- At least 317 voters cast votes in multiple states
- At least 13,248 absentee or early voters were not residents of Michigan when they voted
- 2,474 voters had invalid addresses (additional 857 unverifiable)
- Fake birthdays entered demonstrating no validation of voting age criteria being met
- Multiple versions of poll books per precinct
- Double voting occurred due to multiple poll books
- Unsupervised ballot duplication
- Suspicious drops of “tens of thousands” of ballots
- At least 289,866 illegal votes cast
- Evidence of internet connectivity 1
- Evidence of fractional vote tallies
- Dominion election system featured a 68% error rate resulting in suspicious adjudication rate. Learn more about Dominion.
- Data anomalies indicate fraud
- Deliberate interference with duties of poll challengers
- Republican poll workers rejected by election officials
- Election processes executed without representatives of both major political parties
- Poll workers left polling location prior to closure of polls
- Destruction of election artifacts prior to end of 22 month archival requirement
- Interference with recount efforts
- Secretary of State Benson allowed online voter registration without signature verification
- Unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority to certify election results to the Governor in MCL 168.46
- Unequal protections of law provided in favor of Democrats
- Unlawful restrictions upon Freedom of Assembly
- Denial of access to audit
- Privatization of elections by left-leaning group Center for Tech and Civic Life
Board of Canvassers
- Wayne County
- No signatures of Republican canvassers were affixed to statement of certification
- Evidence of “Cooking the Books” prior to Wayne County certification vote
- Official vote results for Wayne County shows 0 registered voters against a tally of 172,337 votes
- State Board of Canvassers certified results with one Republican canvasser abstaining. Wayne County certification issue was not addressed.
- In Kent, Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County, there is evidence that 289,866 illegal votes were cast
- Antrim County
- Evidence that 6,000 Trump votes were allocated to Biden out of 22,000 votes
- Adjudication enabled vote flipping without a paper trail.
Dominion Voting Systems Vulnerabilities
Dominion was used in 65 out of 83 counties in Michigan, including the troublesome Antrim County.
- Dominion CEO John Poulos testified under oath that Ranked Choice Voting module which allows fractional voting was not enabled in Antrim County. This testimony conflicts with forensic analysis findings.
- Fractional votes were evident in data stream from Dominion servers to Edison servers
- Evidence that internet connectivity present during voting in contrast to Dominion CEO testimony 1
- System manuals explicitly refer to internet and ethernet connectivity
- Encryption keys stolen
- DVS passwords available on Dark Web
- NIST posted DVS file attributes
- Audit logs deleted
- Original ballot images deleted
See also the full article about Dominion Systems, which includes a video demonstration of how vote switching can occur by direct manipulation of the Dominion database.
Michigan Senate Committee Hearing on Election Issues
Many of the above issues, plus additional eyewitness accounts were given during the Senate Committee’s hearing on Dec 1, 2020.
As mentioned below, the Michigan Senate later stated that “This Committee found no evidence of widespread or systemic fraud in Michigan’s prosecution of the 2020 election.” It appears that they ignored, overlooked or potentially “covered up” much of the testimony and evidence presented.
Michigan 2020 Voter Analysis Report
A detailed statistical analysis of the ballots and anomalies uncovered within the 2020 election in Michigan was released by Election-Integrity.info, with contributions by Dr. Louis Anthony Cox, Jr., Tom Davis, S. Stanley Young, PhD, Dr. Eric Quinnell, Robert Wilgus, Dr. William M. Briggs, Dr. Robert Hancock and compiled by physicist John Droz, Jnr.
The DePerno Reports
Attorney Matthew DePerno collaborated with several cyber security firms and forensic experts as part of his election-related lawsuits and has amassed at least 20 technical reports on security vulnerabilities and other evidence of fraud during the election, with a special focus on Michigan.
If we extrapolate the findings in Antrim County — which match almost identically with what they come out with in Arizona — if we extrapolate those results to the entire state, not counting Wayne County which is Detroit, there’s 500,000 fraudulent votes, that’s 500,000 phantom ballots in the state.”
— Attorney Matt DePerno 2
The Halderman Report
J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, wrote a report (view PDF) released and approved by the Michigan Department of State that argued human error and poor practices led to early tabulation errors in Antrim County but that the results were fully rectified and eventually accurate. While Halderman acknowledged vulnerabilities in the election technology, he stressed that “there is no evidence that any of these problems was ever exploited in Antrim County.”
Several other sources dispute this claim, including Attorney Matthew DePerno and Analysts James Thomas Penrose IV and Jeffrey Lenberg. They released an 8-page report and affidavit citing inaccuracies and glaring omissions in Halderman’s report, and rebutting his conclusions.
Michigan Senate 2020 Election Report
On June 23, 2021, the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee approved the release of their own report on the November 2020 Election in Michigan (view PDF). The Committee is Chaired by Senator Ed McBroom (R) and includes Vice Chair Senator Lana Theis (R), Senator John Bizon (R), and Senator Jeff Irwin (D).
This Committee found no evidence of widespread or systemic fraud in Michigan’s prosecution of the 2020 election.”
– MI Senate Oversight Committee
Yet, as Patrick Colbeck points out, the same committee members then proceeded to claim that there were “severe weaknesses in our election system”. He wrote a detailed critique of the report and its many flaws.
State Representative Daire Rendon wrote a letter shortly after stating she is “in receipt of evidence reflecting systemic election fraud in Michigan that occurred in the November 2020 election” and that the Senate Oversight Committee did not examine appropriate evidence, expert reports, and testimony. 3
Donald Trump labelled the Senate’s actions as a “cover up”:
Attorney (and Attorney General candidate) Matt DePerno reviewed the report and responded that:
With this report, the Michigan Senate is attempting to cover up evidence of election fraud in the November 2020 general election. They are also using the mantle of government to proactively intimidate anyone from speaking out about election fraud. …
The Michigan Senate has refused to meet with our attorneys and team of forensic experts to review actual evidence of election fraud. Reportedly, Senator McBroom (who has been accused in the past of violating people’s constitutional rights) has gone so far as to instruct the Republican caucus to not review evidence for themselves. If they don’t review the evidence, they can continue to say they have seen no evidence. Nevertheless, we have so far released 19 reports on election fraud through multiple legal briefs filed with the 13th Circuit Court in Antrim County. We are not done. Additional reports will be released soon. The Michigan Senate failed to properly address any of the evidence submitted in the 19 reports available for everyone to review at DePernoLaw.com. You can also see a great deal of the evidence at LetsFixStuff.org. These reports expose the inherent vulnerabilities and weak or non-existent security protocols of voting machines. But more importantly, these reports also expose how the voting system and election in Antrim County was actually and definitively subverted through fraud and intentional manipulation of the voting machines; and by extrapolation, the State of Michigan. 4
Key Allegations By Trump Legal Team
Back in November and December of 2020, the Trump legal team had already raised numerous concerns about the results:
Vote counting rooms were announced as “closed down”, and yet counting continued, without independent observers present 5
Statistical anomalies, including a notorious “vote dump” whereby Biden gained 141,258 votes compared with Trump’s 5,968 in a single update on November 4. 6
On November 7, there was another one-sided spike of 54,199 votes:
Source: DeepCapture.com 7
- In Michigan’s largest county, Wayne County (south and central Detroit): 5
- 71 of the precincts could not balance their books - there were more votes than people who voted
- County board refused to certify because of the number that couldn’t be balanced
- They were threatened, and recalled their concerns believing there would be a forensic audit. The audit never occurred.
- Governor Whitlas ignored their refusal to certify
- Secretary of State has said that records should be destroyed
270,000 votes were counted without independent observation 5
The state used Dominion voting machines, which permit tampering and overriding of results. 5 A forensic audit of the Antrim County vote tabulation found that the Dominion system had an astonishing error rate of 68 percent. By way of comparison, the Federal Election Committee requires that election systems must have an error rate no larger than 0.0008 percent. 8
In some areas, including Antrim County, 82% of votes were flagged for adjudication, meaning an unobserved adjudicator was able to potentially change the outcome of votes 5
- All machines deserve to be audited, yet Michigan officials have obstructed attempts to audit their machines 5
Alleged Interference from Mark & Priscilla Zuckerberg
Ian Northon from the Thomas Moore Society, represented a client who claimed to have evidence that charities supported by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, illegally influenced the 2020 presidential election in Michigan. Through their donations of $400 million into charities like The Center for Tech and Civic Life, millions of dollars poured into Michigan in violation of federal law. 9 It was also dispersed in a seemingly partisan way:
|Counties previously won by Hillary Clinton||$5,939,235|
|Counties previously won by Donald Trump||$402,878|
25 out of the 26 cities and counties that received at least $1 million from CTCL were won by Biden in 2020. 10
Here are the 10 largest CTCL donations in Michigan, and who ended up winning the county vote: 10
Northon said consultants connected to Zuckerberg’s charities were being paid “50 to 60 dollars an hour in those locations to cure ballots, to duplicate ballots,” to ensure that every vote was counted. He explained how having paid poll workers in one district and only minimal volunteers in Republican districts added to the disparity while counting the votes, which could lead to inaccurate tallies.
Northon also alleged that a witness revealed to him that state authorities intentionally, with the help of outside charities, along with get-out-the-vote groups, tried to sway Michigan for Joe Biden.
Arizona legislators are working to ban this practice in the state, and we hope that other states will follow suit.
As of October 2021, the district, state and supreme courts have ruled on several election fraud issues, while numerous other cases are still open. Some cases were dismissed on legal technicalities, preventing evidence from being presented and considered; but a detailed list of cases and outcomes available here show that at a national level, Trump/Republicans have so far prevailed in 18 out of 25 cases that were decided on the merits of the evidence.
Specific to Michigan:
On November 13, 2020, the Circuit Court of Michigan denied the presented claims of fraud, citing that witness affidavits were not credible, and that enforcing an independent audit would add undue delays to the election process. Read full report.
The state’s highest court ruled to deny the appeal and disagreed with the lawsuit’s premise that an audit should take place before certification—instead, it could (and should) take place after. It an order (see PDF) it acknowledged that:
- There was presence of “troubling and serious allegations of fraud and irregularities”
- The plaintiffs presented evidence to substantiate their allegations, including in support of claims that ballots were counted from voters whose names were not on poll books and that instructions were given by elections officials to “disobey election laws and regulations.”
While denying Costantino and McCall’s calls to halt the audit, the Michigan Supreme Court said its decision does not preclude plaintiffs from seeking a future “results audit”. 11
The Michigan State Board of Canvassers subsequently voted to certify the election results. Michigan’s Secretary of State has said that her agency will conduct a post-election performance audit in Wayne County. 11
Patrick Colbeck formerly served two terms in the Michigan Senate and was investigating election integrity issues prior to the 2020 elections. He has written extensively about the integrity issues discovered during this election, with most published on his website LetsFixStuff.org. The following articles are especially recommended for further research:
Michigan Election Fraud Evidence - complete list of affidavits and other items of evidence
Antrim County: The Thread That Unravels 2020 Election Theft - summary of the major issues in Antrim County, drawing on numerous external reports: Doug Frank Report, Allied Security Operations Group (ASOG) Report, Halderman Report, Jim Penrose Report, Cyber Ninja Report, Benjamin Cotton Report, and others.
Antrim County: Technology Expert Witness Comparisons - detailed coverage of witness testimonies and where they agree or disagree
Modem Chips Embedded in Voting System Computer Motherboards - an analysis of how voting machines had wireless access to the internet
Former US military intelligence officer and statistical analyst Seth Keshel reportedly predicted the 2016 election outcome accurately in all fifty states. Following the November 2020 Presidential Election he analyzed the trends of voter registrations versus actual votes and discovered alarming anomalies in a number of counties, ones that defy trends that (in some cases) have proved reliable for over 100 years. He has published a number of reports by county and by state that indicate which counties’ vote counts align with the trend in voter registrations and which have small or large divergences.
After finding large statistical impossibilities in Georgia 12, Mathematician Edward Solomon found that Pennsylvania and Michigan also had similar indications of a fraudulent algorithm. His report Analysis of Michigan Precinct Timeseries Voting Data alleges that 287,980 votes were flipped from Trump to Biden in Michigan.
1. Internal Audits
Following the election, Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State requested that election results be audited, and released a report (view PDF) on the findings. The report states that most counties audited themselves, and in some cases the same County Clerk responsible for programming election machines and printing of ballots were the same ones who performed the audit:
The majority of post-election audits are conducted by Michigan’s 83 county clerks. County clerks do not administer elections directly on election day, but they do serve several critical election functions including the programming of election equipment and printing of ballots. The remainder are conducted by the Michigan Bureau of Elections on behalf of the Secretary of State.”
She concluded that “After the most extensive audits in state history, no evidence of intentional misconduct of fraud by election officials was discovered.”
2. Cheboygan County Audit
In June, Cheboygan County board of commissioners voted in favor of requesting a 2020 election audit:
“As commissioners, we have heard from many of our consistuents expressing concerns/questions related to the November 3, 2020 election… We believe we have a responsibility to address these concerns/questions.”
They submitted a request to Michigan Department of State Elections, officially requesting that an audit be conducted, specifically requesting: 14
A “hand recount” to confirm the numbers
Confirmation that the vote tally was accurately reported to the state
Confirm whether the county’s Dominion vote tabulator and/or election system had a modem installed capable of connecting to the internet, or whether there is any evidence that any election machine was in communication with any unauthorized computer or manipulated the actual vote tally
They requested an “accredited election auditor such as from Pro V&V” 14, however as the Arizona Senators discovered when planning the forensic audit in Maricopa, there is no such thing as an “accredited election auditor”, only accredited voting system test laboratories (VSTL) which are contracted by voting machine companies like Dominion to grant them EAC certification, and as such would be inherently biased against finding issues in machines that they themselves were paid to certify.
In any case, their request was officially denied by the Department of State Elections. The Director reasoned in a response letter that “the commissioners lack the authority under state law to either conduct or supervise post-election audits”. According to Michigan state law, only the Secretary of State and County Clerks can carry out election audits. “In light of these costs and the lack of any actual evidence that voting systems have been compromised, the Bureau would not instruct or advise the County Clerk to conduct any additional review.” 15 16
The letter did lay out the possibility of submitting a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request: “Through this process, it would be possible for any member of the public to compare the votes on viewed paper ballots to the totals on tabulator tapes (which are also public records that may be inspected), canvass records and reported totals to verify the numbers matched.” 15 16
The chairman of the county’s commission said: “I’m not disappointed and I think he’s following the statutes.”
It’s unclear whether the county will yet pursue the FOIA request.
3. Forensic Audits
As of August 2021, no full forensic audits have yet been initiated.
Jacky Eubanks, candidate for Michigan State Representative, is leading a grassroots canvassing effort, going door-to-door verifying ballot and voter information from the 2020 election. She started with her hometown of Chesterfield, Michigan, in north-east Detroit, and described her findings as “both alarming and disgusting”. Roughly 18-20% of residences had anomalies or irregularities. Biden’s winning margin in the state was only 2.8%. The types of anomalies include:
- The registered voter does not exist at that address, and has not for 2–25 years
- The registered votes does reside at the address, but states they did not vote, despite a vote being recorded in their name (some even producing their uncast absentee ballot)
- Addresses associated with businesses, which is illegal
- Incomplete addresses, such as specifying a building number but no apartment number
She also found that cities in Macomb County have an unexplained excess of 170,000 more registered voters than people of voting age (and that does not even account for citizenship status or felon status). Again, this number is higher in one single county than Biden’s winning margin of 154,188 votes in the state.
After presenting her findings to the Macomb County Clerk, he seems interested in knowing if these issues are more widespread, so the canvass is looking to expand to other cities.
Jacky Eubanks explained her initial results on OAN:
OAN News, Sep 15, 2021
The Gateway Pundit has published a further interview with Jacky including a 9min video about her preliminary results. She discusses her findings as well as the major resistance she has faced from the state’s Attorney General, state police, FBI, and Republican politicians.
Her results show similar irregularities, yet in even more alarming percentages than the results from the Arizona canvass effort.
Similar grassroots canvass efforts are underway in at least 7 states. Learn more about the thousands of irregularities being uncovered in our article on Door-to-Door Canvassing Results.
Volunteers are needed to help verify the irregularities found. One key way this is done is through voter canvassing, with teams analyzing the county and state records and voter rolls, and others going door-to-door to identify whether the records match the actual residents living at the address.
You can also contact your state representatives and ask them to thoroughly investigate all credible allegations and ensure forensic audits are pursued to completion, across all necessary counties.
Election Audit Groups on Telegram
To join the grassroots efforts in pursuing election integrity and audits of the 2020 election in Michigan, you can join the following groups on Telegram:
- Michigan Audit Force
- Michigan Audit Force Discussion
- Attorney Matt DePerno
- Michigan One Six (helping Jan 6 political prisoners)
- Michigan One Six Discussion (helping Jan 6 political prisoners)
For other states, see our Full List of Telegram Channels.
ElectionFraud20.org has no affiliation with nor any responsibility for these channels. Discern carefully, as some users and even admins of channels have shown obstruction to transparent audits of our elections.
State Representatives Supporting Election Integrity & Audits
- Representative Steve Carra
- Representative Daire Rendon
- Representative Matt Maddock
In most states, the certified election results and voter registration statistics are available from the Secretary of State or State Board of Elections. Check their website for details.
The New York Times 2020 Election Site contains results for all states, with several maps and charts
Our own Data Explorer Tool allows you to inspect the 2020 New York Times data, including the time-series data of how the counting progressed, and can be downloaded in JSON or CSV format. It also includes counts for every precinct and county.
USElectionAtlas.org provides detailed results for 2020 and previous years. Some data is freely accessible on their website, while some, such as detailed historic results in CSV format, is purchasable for a fee.
Jeff O’Donnell has compiled additional data at MagaRaccoon.com that may be useful:
Election night time-series data from Edison – providing more detail than is available from the New York Times, and including numerous interactive charts.
Footnotes & References
The film from Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium (Aug 10, 2021) showed quite clearly that some machines had internet connectivity. Poll watcher Patrick Colbeck also gave witness testimony at the symposium to this fact. Internet connectivity combined with poor overall security left them wide open to fraudulent manipulation. ↩ ↩2
Interview on Bannon’s War Room: Matt DePerno: Audit Officials Were Threatened - Forced to Water Down Audit Report, Sep 25, 2021 ↩
Censored “The Current State Of Our Country”, Rudy Giuliani, Trump Legal Team, https://youtu.be/NAzCECx8XeE?t=1320 (around 22min mark). Unfortunately, this video has been censored by YouTube, and no longer appears to be accessible via this link. We will update the address once we have a new link. ↩ ↩2 ↩3 ↩4 ↩5 ↩6
Report: “2020 Presidential Election Startling Vote Spikes: Statistical Analysis of State Vote Dumps in the 2020 Presidential Election” by Eric Quinnell (Engineer); Stan Young (Statistician); Tony Cox (Statistician); Tom Davis (IT Expert); Ray Blehar (Government Analyst, ret’d); John Droz (Physicist); and Anonymous Expert. ↩
Patrick Byrne, traditionally a Libertarian, developed a team of computer specialists to investigate election integrity issues including the notorious one-sided “spikes” found in several states and has written extensively about them on his website DeepCapture.com. See “Evidence Grows: ’20 Election Was Rigged” (Nov 24, 2020) and his book “The Deep Rig”. ↩
“The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities”, Peter Navarro, Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and Assistant to the President.
“39 Election fraud witnesses take case to Michigan Supreme Court, one alleges outside influence by Zuckerberg funded charities”, The Sara Carter Show, Dec 3, 2020 ↩
“Michigan Supreme Court Urges Lower Court to Quickly Assess Claims of Election Fraud”, The Epoch Times, November 24, 2020 ↩ ↩2
Edward Solomon’s 12min video “Geometric Proof for Georgia” is available on Rumble. See also his official report and affidavit or screenshots of his spreadsheets. Statistician Dr Frank also believes that Edward Solomon’s numbers are correct. ↩
The Secretary of State’s Election Fact Check Page is dubious and misleading. For example, the first section claims that batteries do not contain data, and thus the removal of batteries cannot wipe data from a machine. This is misleading and ill-informed, as it’s not the batteries themselves that contain data, but that removal of batteries from any device that contains “volatile memory” will cause that memory to be wiped. Volatile memory keeps information only during the time it is powered up. In other words, volatile memory requires power to maintain the information. Unless it’s confirmed that the machines could not possibly contain crucial forensic evidence on volatile memory, the SoS’s claim should be disputed. ↩
Detroit Free Press: “Bureau of Elections denies Cheboygan County Commission’s request to conduct election audit”, Aug 5, 2021. ↩ ↩2
Facts Matter with Roman Balmakov: “Lawmaker Issues Official Subpoenas for Ballots and Election Machines from 2 Counties”, Aug 14, 2021. Alternate link. ↩ ↩2
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