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Turns Out the 'Evidence' Behind Trump's Michigan Election Conspiracy Confuses Michigan With Minnesota

Turns Out the 'Evidence' Behind Trump's Michigan Election Conspiracy Confuses Michigan With Minnesota
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President Donald Trump's and his legal team's efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election which saw President-elect Joe Biden defeat Trump have faced yet another setback.

Trump's lawyers have pursued numerous lawsuits across multiple swing states with baseless claims of enough widespread voting irregularities to erroneously tip the election to Biden.

As part of the so-called evidence to support these lawsuits, Trump's lawyers have submitted a sworn affidavit from self-proclaimed cybersecurity expert Russell Ramsland, which has been filed in the campaign's litigation in Georgia, even though Ramsland points to Michigan as an example of voting improprieties.

The affidavit says:

"A preliminary analysis using data obtained from the Michigan Secretary of State pinpoints a statistical anomaly so far outside of every statistical norm as to be virtually impossible. … There were at least 19 precincts where the Presidential Votes Cast compared to the Estimated Voters based on Reported Statistics exceeded 100%."

The affidavit goes on to point to statistically unlikely high turnout rates in precincts and townships like Albertville, Runeberg, Houston, Monticello, Lake Lillian, Brownsville, and others.

There's just one problem: the places listed in the affidavit are in Minnesota—not Michigan.

CNN's Jake Tapper mapped the mistake out on Twitter.

Tapper pointed to this latest display of ineptitude from Trump's legal team as evidence for the general discernment that the campaign's lawsuits are little more than scattershot attempts to secure a second term for an infamously litigious outgoing President in defiance of the people's will.

Others agreed.

Duke the Dog—Cormorant Township's late mayor—appeared in Tapper's search results and ended up garnering attention as well.

Thirty of 31 of the Trump campaign's lawsuits disputing the election have been lost or dismissed. That number is expected to go up.