Donald Trump was right about all the election rigging and voter fraud. It just turns out that it all came from his supporters and staff, not the Clinton campaign.
Susan Demas, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, broke the following news Wednesday via Twitter:
The 27-year-old Hall was on trial for forging petition signatures for a Republican judicial candidate in 2012 and has now been convicted on 10 out of 10 counts of felony election fraud. He could be facing up to five years in prison. It took the jury less than an hour to return a verdict.
“Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question, but his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges,” said Progress Michigan executive director Lonnie Scott in a public statement. “The fact that the Trump campaign and the Michigan Republican Party embraced Brandon Hall is just one more reason to recount and audit the vote in Michigan.”
Michigan, which voted Obama in both 2008 and 2012, was called for Trump more than two weeks after election night, after being previously deemed too close to call.
Jill Stein officially filed for a recount in Michigan Wednesday afternoon. She also filed for recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania last week, after experts claimed there may have been anomalies between ballot counts in counties that tallied them by hand against those counted electronically.
The Trump camp has been silent on the issue since Hall was convicted.