Mich. AG Requests Investigation into Trump-Backed Opponent

Photo: Reuters

The Facts

  • Michigan AG Dana Nessel on Fri. requested a special prosecutor to investigate her Trump-endorsed opponent, Matthew DePerno, over an alleged criminal scheme to seize and tamper with voting machines while searching for fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

  • After an investigation by Mich. State Police and the AG's office, DePerno - a lawyer and vocal proponent of Trump's claims about voter fraud in 2020 - is among those being accused of convincing local clerks to hand over voting tabulators, breaking into them, and performing "tests."

The Spin

Democratic narrative

Nessel has properly called on an independent special prosecutor to investigate DePerno as one of the prime instigators of this illegal scheme. DePerno is already known to have propagated Trump's false and debunked claims of election fraud, and this investigation is needed to ensure no election tampering like this ever occurs again.

Pro-Trump narrative

Nessel knows she could lose her re-election bid, so she is going as outrageously far as prosecuting her opponent to ensure that doesn't happen. Don't be fooled by her call for a "special prosecutor," she is weaponizing her power as AG to advance political goals. This is yet another example of how "woke" members of the judicial system can be dangerous for the country.

Nerd narrative

There is a 30% chance that any state will refuse to certify its election results during the 2024 US presidential election, according to the Metaculus Prediction community.

Political split



More neutral political stance articles

Sign up to our daily newsletter