Probe seeks to ‘find out if the machines have the ability to switch votes’
A top Michigan election official has vowed to block investigations into Dominion Voting Systems machines in her county, warning that she will only allow a probe to move forward “over my dead body.”
The investigation seeks to examine the vote-counting machines to see if they have the “ability to switch votes.”
The examination of the Dominion machines is in response to work by Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf.
Sheriff Leaf is leading an effort to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the county and spur an official independent inquiry into the Dominion voting machines.
However, Barry County Clerk Pamela Palmer has emerged as an unusually hostile opponent of the investigation.
“They’re trying to find out if the machines have the ability to switch votes,” Palmer told MLive.
“We ran a perfectly balanced election in November of 2020,” Palmer continued.
“We had no issues with the machines or anything.
“The canvassers didn’t find any issues, it was a clean election.
“And now, nine months later, there’s a group that our sheriff is heading up, that is investigating to see if they can find that there was any fraud,” she added.
Palmer claims that the Dominion machines work fine, there is no capacity for them to ever be hacked, and the 2020 election was perfectly on the up-and-up, according to BLP.
She intends to obstruct and attempt to prevent any investigation from happening.
“I thought to myself, ‘Over my dead body,’” Palmer said about responding to the investigation initiated by Sheriff Leaf.
Sheriff Leaf is one of the very few men who has been exercising their authority to investigate the unprecedented allegations of electoral fraud related to the Nov. 2020 presidential race.
Last year, Leaf attempted to rally fellow constitutional sheriffs after the election to seize controversial Dominion voting machines.
Bridge Michigan obtained emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Leaf’s attorney showing how the constitutional sheriff snapped into action.
“It is our job to investigate all acts of voter fraud,” Leaf said.
Emails show that Carson Tucker, an Ann Arbor attorney who represented leaf, reached out to Carissa Keshel at the Fight Back Foundation requesting details on “counties that have been potentially compromised” during the election.
“My client Barry County Sheriff and several other county sheriffs in Michigan would like to consider issuing probable cause warrants to sequester Dominion voting machines if there is evidence of criminal manipulation,” Tucker wrote.
“Constitutional Sheriffs have a legal obligation and duty to ferret out criminal activity in the county on behalf of the citizenry,” Tucker added.
“And they are the chief law enforcement officers.”
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