With the election still too close to call, some shady stuff has gone down in crucial swing states – and election officials are refusing to answer for it.
With President Trump carrying a solid lead going into Wednesday morning in Michigan and Wisconsin, both states suddenly found a massive influx of votes that were – conveniently – all for Joe Biden.
Election officials in the two states neglected to comment on the highly controversial jump in votes for Joe Biden, which many are suspecting may be more foul play by the desperate Democrats who have proved themselves willing to do anything to defeat President Trump.
Voter tallies from both states spiked at around 6 a.m. in favor of Biden, according to graphs of live tallies posted by FiveThirtyEight. Trump tweeted multiple times Wednesday morning claiming that officials are finding votes for Biden “all over the place.”
“We cannot speculate as to why the results lean one way or another,” Michigan Department of State spokesperson Aneta Kiersnowski said in a statement. “Pairs of election workers, one from each major political party, work together to tabulate ballots to ensure fairness.”
“We remain committed to counting every valid vote so that the results out of Michigan accurately reflect the will of the people,” Kiersnowski continued.”
However, on Wednesday morning, a county clerk’s office in Michigan released a statement in which they asserted there had been “skewed results” in the county. Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy’s office said in a statement:
“Early this morning, the Antrim County Clerk, Sheryl Guy, became aware of apparently skewed results in the Unofficial Election Result tabulations. Since then, the Clerk’s Office has been reviewing the results and the multiple redundancies to search out any possible discrepancies. Staff is currently working with township officials and with Election Source, the company that provides the voting software programs and hardware.
“By this afternoon, we expect to have a clear answer and a clear plan of action addressing any issue,” said Sheryl Guy, Antrim County Clerk. “Until then, we are asking all interested parties to bear with us while we get to the bottom of this.” Further information will be released as it becomes available throughout the day.”
“Early morning unofficial results showed single-digit returns in the presidential race for Republican incumbent Donald J. Trump in townships like Chestonia, Echo, Helena and Torch Lake with 65 to 80 percent reporting,” the Record-Eagle reported.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Tom McMillin, a former state lawmaker from Oakland County and a member of the State Board of Education, saw irregularities in the Antrim County vote totals on Tuesday night. The Free Press continued:
“Antrim County is a longtime Republican stronghold, but in certain precincts, Democrat Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates had far more votes than normal, McMillin said. “It just looked weird,” he said. “Two-thirds of the townships looked really messed up.””
Zach Gorchow, the executive editor and publisher of Gongwer Michigan, tweeted, “I just spoke to the Antrim clerk’s office. They are reviewing these numbers, said there are discrepancies. It certainly seems likely the numbers were transposed. Trump and John James will see a ~6,000+ vote gain statewide once this is corrected. This is a staunchly GOP county.”
On Wednesday, President Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims to stop the counting of ballots in the state. “Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager, said the campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law,” WWMT reported.
Stepien’s statement read:
“As votes in Michigan continue to be counted, the presidential race in the state remains extremely tight as we always knew it would be. President Trump’s campaign has not been provided with meaningful access to numerous counting locations to observe the opening of ballots and the counting process, as guaranteed by Michigan law. We have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access. President Trump is committed to ensuring that all legal votes are counted in Michigan and everywhere else.”
As for Wisconsin, the state’s elections commission public information officer Reid Magney looks to also be hiding something, reportedly forwarding a pre-election media advisory to the Daily Caller when asked for more information on Wednesday morning’s vote tally. Magney failed to explain the sudden spike of votes for Biden.
“One of our big concerns is misinformation and disinformation on Election Day,” the Nov. 1 media advisory said. “We will be monitoring social media and putting out correct information when we see problems.”
The Wisconsin elections commission tweeted a statement Wednesday claiming that the state’s election counting “has gone according to law.”