by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 17, 2021) — In an interview with radio host Justin Barclay on Thursday morning, Attorney Matt DePerno, who continues to pursue a lawsuit he filed in December against Antrim County, MI for alleged malfeasance on the part of public elections officials in the improper allocation of votes to Joe Biden rather than Donald J. Trump, said that although the Republican-majority Michigan legislature has been loath to visit the Maricopa County, AZ forensic election audit ongoing since April 23, they and other state legislators must “be prepared for what’s coming out of Arizona.”
As he had on Twitter, DePerno confirmed to Barclay, who is based in Michigan, that he delivered more than 7,000 affidavits to the state Capitol, where the legislature meets, in an effort to pressure lawmakers to conduct an audit of the 2020 general election similar to Maricopa County’s. “So far none of the drive-by media present to tell the story of 7,000 affidavits delivered to Michigan legislature to demand an audit of the statewide election results, which is a self-executing constitutional right,” DePerno wrote.
Of Michigan legislators’ reticence to visit the Maricopa County audit and consider organizing their own, DePerno said, “…What I’ve heard is they don’t want to see what’s out there, because if they see the actual evidence, they can no longer say they haven’t seen the evidence…But they’re not going to be able to avoid what’s coming, in my opinion, when actual information comes out of Arizona, and these legislatures across the country, including Michigan, are going to have to be prepared for what’s coming out of Arizona.”
According to Arizona GOP chairman Dr. Kelli Ward, at least one legislator from Michigan visited the Maricopa audit last week, although DePerno appeared to know of none from the state who made the trip.
The hand-counting of approximately 2.1 million Maricopa ballots is projected to finish on June 26. “I think we should see some results by the end of next week, if not sooner,” DePerno responded to Barclay’s question on the timeline.
“We’re going to see a lot of problems, in my opinion,” DePerno continued, basing his “guess” on the results on “what we’ve seen in Michigan and…Antrim County.” “…if we extrapolate that, we’re going to find that there’s missing ballots; we’re going to find ballots that are not the correct type of ballots, filled out by computers, not folded in the correct spot for absentee ballots, printed on the wrong paper; they’re going to find a lot of problems out there is what I expect,” he said.
In response to who at the Michigan Capitol would see the signed affidavits, DePerno said that signers of the 7,000 affidavits were encouraged to make “13 copies” of their affidavit for individual delivery to key legislators. Two in particular, DePerno said — state Sens. Ed McBroom and [John] Bizon — have “been the two people really trying to hide the evidence” and “spoken out most vigorously against our efforts.”
Blank affidavits can still be downloaded, completed and sent to the Capitol from his website, DePerno said.
As a result of the Antrim County lawsuit, DePerno said he has produced “18 expert reports” to date, with one he deemed “the most important” demonstrating “the actual way that the votes were moved in Antrim County…when we put out the report showing actually what happened in Antrim County and how the votes moved from Jorgensen to Trump and Trump to Biden and then Biden to an undervote and explained through the coding how the election was subverted, that was the most important report probably so far, because it details not what could happen, but it details what actually happened in that county, and it shows a real subversion of the election…”
On Friday afternoon The Post & Email contacted McBroom and Bizon’s offices for their response to DePerno’s claim.