A star witness in Donald Trump’s election fraud case was so cranky during questions lawyer Rudy Giuliani had to shush her. Melissa Carone was filmed being told to stop talking by the president’s legal fixer at an official hearing in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday after clashing with politicians who were politely grilling her.
Carone, who worked as a contractor for Dominion, a manufacturer of voting machines, was filmed being patted and told to calm down by Giuliani as she made allegations of inflated vote totals, as well as dead people and illegal immigrants voting.
Questioned by Michigan Representative Steven Johnson about claims she made about a list of voters in an affidavit, Carone went on the offensive, saying: ‘Why dont you look at the registered voters on there?
‘How many registered voters are on there? Do you even know the answer to that? there’s zero, zero, zero. What about the turnout rate – 120%.’ Giuliani was seen reaching over to try and calm Carone down, with a member of the Michigan House Oversight Committee also warning her to stop interrupting.
She responded with a high-pitched laugh. Carone’s allegations center on her claims that a local poll book – list of all voters in an area – was ‘wildly off’ and had been tampered with to guarantee a Joe Biden win.
Trump is said to be obsessed with the idea of Dominion voting machines being hacked to wrongly award Biden more votes, but has yet to produce concrete evidence that backs up his claims.
The manufacturer has denied claims its technology was misused.
Team Trump’s case in Michigan is designed to try and stop the state certifying Joe Biden as the winner of its election.
Biden won there by 50.6% to President Trump’s 47.8%, and took home more than 150,000 extra votes.
President Trump flipped the traditionally Democrat state to his Republican party in the 2016 presidential election, and has refused to accept Biden’s victory there.
The president released a rambling 46 minute ‘address’ alleging Biden rigged the election, despite officials insisting the 2020 election was the fairest and most transparent in US history.
Biden is set to take over from Trump as president on January 20 2021.
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