Trump Supporters Tried To Illegally Access Michigan Voting Systems 11 Times To Prove Trump's Big Lie
In an attempt to prove former Republican President Donald Turmp's oft-repeated lie he won the 2020 election, some of his supporters tried to hack into Michigan's voting system—11 separate times—according to a recent Reuters report.
In addition to the 11 attempts in Michigan, at least 6 more incidents of attempts to illegally access voting equipment or records have been reported across the country.
Michigan's Secretary of State, Democrat Jocelyn Benson, said the state is currently investigating to determine if there was any greater coordination tying these attempted breaches together.
"If there is coordination, whether it's among those in our state or reaching up to a national level, we can determine that and then we can seek accountability for all involved."
Twitter users have had enough, many called for serious consequences for those involved in illegally accessing voting information.
\u201cI believe it's time to start taking the Republican garbage down. I am asking for those involved to get jail time. I am TIRED!\n#DemVoice1\n\nMichigan Trump backers attempted 11 voting breaches \u2014 and a mysterious \u201cthird party\u201d seized machines https://t.co/ZRey5zuNgz\u201d— \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 Ms. Jacque \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 #DemVoice1 MI. #MoveOn (@\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 Ms. Jacque \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 #DemVoice1 MI. #MoveOn) 1654648466
\u201cTrump HAS to be held accountable. He is, responsible for everything, EVERYTHING, that has happened as a result of his words & deeds. The radicalization of so many people, and the harm that they have done to others & all of our lives.\n\nhttps://t.co/u85pwUD2dD\u201d— Roman Piso (@Roman Piso) 1654661870
Some were concerned about potential future election interference with the information gained from these attempts.
\u201c@tribelaw Even if now that barn-door will be closed - legally; the damage has already been done; access to those voter-records provides the extended and still very active group (cabal) assigned to subvert the next election-results with enough fodder to cause real damage in future elections\u201d— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1654603985
\u201cDemocracy is under attack, make no mistake. \n\n#GOPBetrayedAmerica \n\n#GOPTraitorsToDemocracy\u201d— Scott Spielman (@Scott Spielman) 1654624676
Some folks questioned how many as-yet-unreported incidences of attempts to illegally access voting equipment and voter records there may have been.
\u201c@jennycohn1 I bet these breaches are far more widespread than reported.\u201d— Jennifer Cohn \u270d\ud83c\udffb \ud83d\udce2 (@Jennifer Cohn \u270d\ud83c\udffb \ud83d\udce2) 1654549275
All of the counties where the breaches happened were counties Trump actually won in 2020, as confirmed by multiple audits. In addition, the Republican-controlled Michigan state senate also performed its own investigation and found no evidence of voter or election fraud.
A criminal investigation into the breaches was announced by Benson back in February.
Both Michigan state police and the attorney general's office declined to comment on the investigation when contacted by Reuters.