It’s been nearly a full two years, and, in some states, investigations are still ongoing as to what exactly occurred during the 2020 presidential election. As you well know, there have many allegations of election fraud in one form or another. And while some of those allegations have been brushed off and made into the claims of a sore loser, others have quite a bit more merit.
Michigan’s Roscommon County is one such place for these allegations.
In February, allegations began trickling into the state’s Secretary of State’s office about the possibility that unauthorized third-party individuals accessed vote tabulation machines. According to Michigan law, this is a clear violation. Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson further explained that it could “have exposed the machines to vulnerabilities that render them unusable in future elections.”
And since the sources of those allegations seemed reliable, an investigation into the matter began shortly afterward.
What has been found since is even further reason to believe that a still-unnamed third party may have, in fact, had unauthorized access to the machine or even several and their data shortly after the election took place. And so, last week, a voting tabulator machine in Irving Township was confiscated by police as part of the investigation.
According to Irving Township Supervisor Jamie Knight, the state police and the Township have been in close contact and are working together to get to the bottom of the matter.
“The Township intends to fully cooperate with law enforcement, and the Township attorneys have been in contact with the Michigan State Police regarding this matter.”
And Michigan State Police Lt. Derrick Carroll says this could be just the beginning. While he could not discuss specific names or places, he noted that as “more information” has been found, the department has been forced to expand both the investigation and the areas it encompasses, according to Reuters.
This means more machines could soon be added to the search and seizure list, as well as more counties and townships. “This is an open investigation, and we will continue to investigate allegations of unauthorized access to tabulations machines until we have exhausted all leads.”
Basically, the investigation is admitting that something sketchy went on, and it could have affected the counting of thousands, if not millions, of votes in the state.
Now, as I mentioned before, it’s been nearly two years since the election actually took place, which means that reversing the outcome of that election is a bit beside the point right now. Sure, it might change things a bit if America knew for a fact that Biden had not actually won in states like Michigan or other battleground areas.
But the damage is done now.
The point, therefore, is to make sure that such cases of unauthorized access or election fraud can’t and don’t happen in the future.
As the Washington Examiner reported, Benson said, “Protecting the integrity and security of our elections, especially from those who use lies and misinformation to deceive Michigan voters, is a critical component of defending democracy in this moment.”
And she’s not wrong.
Now, Benson might not be too happy if the results of this investigation prove that Donald Trump won the state. However, at least according to this statement, she seems to be interested in maintaining integrity and not just her party’s power.
After all, she has to know that fighting this will end in disaster for her and her party, as it already has for Democrats all across the country who refuse to even consider the idea that Biden is not our legitimate commander in chief. I mean, what community is going to elect a leader again that says the truth shouldn’t even be looked into?
In any case, it will be interesting to see what this investigation turns up as it continues to follow leads and discovers the truth. We can only hope that no matter what is found, it results in more transparency and integrity for our future elections.