State lawmakers in Michigan heard hours of testimony on allegations of voter fraud and were called out by one fiery witness who let Democrats have it for their conduct.
Claims of fraud in Michigan’s presidential election last month were heard as President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani brought poll watchers and others to testify before state lawmakers. One woman who had been contracted by Dominion Voting Services shared disturbing allegations of incidents during her remarks at Oversight Committee hearings at the state House and Senate.
As thousands watched the live-stream video from the hearing on Wednesday, Melissa Carone, an IT contract worker for Dominion Voting Systems, went off on lawmakers questioning her credibility and her claims of election fraud at the Detroit convention center where ballots were counted.
Democrat Legislators at the Michigan voter-fraud hearing repeatedly harassed and intimidated the witnesses who were sharing their eye-witness accounts. Carone unloaded after State Rep. Darrin Camilleri noted that her allegations were not substantiated.
State Representative Matt Hall, the Republican chair of the committee, asked Carone why more witnesses have not stepped forward.
“I’ll tell you why. My life has been destroyed. My life has been completely destroyed because of this!” the witness shot back. “I can’t even get a job anymore because Democrats like to ruin your life.”
She also reminded lawmakers that her account of what happened was part of a sworn affidavit, getting as much attention for her “sassy face” as for her comments after being questioned by Rep. Steven Johnson.
“I know what I saw,” she said at one point when pressed again about the number of ballots. “And I signed something saying that if I’m wrong, I can go to prison. Did you?”
I’m obsessed with the sassy face. https://t.co/lHEcGwcpLt
— Cerno (@Cernovich) December 3, 2020
Carone, who worked with Dominion at Detroit’s TCF Center, claimed she saw “complete fraud” during her work there.
“What I witnessed at the TCF Center was complete fraud. The whole 27 hours I was there, there were batches of ballots being ran through the tabulating machines numerous times, being counted 8 to 10 times. I watched this with my own eyes; I was there to assist with IT,” she alleged.
Melissa Carone testifies before Michigan State Senate Committee about 2020 election: “What I witnessed at the Centre was complete fraud. Batches of the same ballots counted multiple times, 8 – 10 times. THE WHOLE 27 HOURS NOT ONE SINGLE BALLOT FOR DONALD TRUMP!!! That is scary”. pic.twitter.com/5QKGbXnSQb
— Martin Golobič (@martin_golobic) December 1, 2020
She explained that “at least 90% of those workers were all-in on this. They were re-scanning, counting ballots eight to 10 times.”
Carone, who was trained to work with the election equipment and tabulators, explained how counters rescanned ballots without resetting the count when a ballot jammed the machine.
Melissa Carone was contracted to work for Dominion Voting Systems to assist with IT on election night in Detroit. She testifies that she saw the SAME BALLOTS being counted 9-10 times. She says this happened THOUSANDS of times.
— Trevor 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) December 3, 2020
Carone testified that the Dominion people “were very, very secretive and very pushy” and that she “was not allowed to wear a badge or tell anyone who I was working for.”
Her testimony got plenty of attention, both for its content and for her fiery delivery and takedown of Democrat lawmakers who repeatedly tried to discredit her. Apparently, she hit a nerve as social media comments continued to mock her and her claims.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib seemed to prove Carone’s point as she slammed witnesses in a tweet on Wednesday.
Maybe Twitter should hire more Michiganders as fact checkers. We are becoming experts at it.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 3, 2020
Other Twitter users celebrated Carone’s tenacity and attitude.
Love her….she’s obviously HAD IT WITH THE DEMS!
— #Swervin🇺🇸 (@swervinerv82) December 3, 2020
Love the eyebrow action!!
— fredvill (@fredvillsa) December 3, 2020
— SPACE CADETTE NO 3 (@XSPACECADET3) December 3, 2020
This Karen is OK in my book.
— JDub (@Cr1tLord) December 3, 2020
Her moxie is everything we need in the world right now.
— Nitrozoom76 (@nitrozoom76) December 3, 2020
Reminds me of Victoria Jackson ‘86-‘92 SNL Alum pic.twitter.com/2nyzMAbf3f
— Jeff Westbrooks (@westbrooksss) December 3, 2020
Melissa Carone went all “My Cousin Vinny” on those poor Michigan bastards.
She’s pretty cool.
— Zoom Dick Incident (@unrulyhuman) December 3, 2020
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