It turns out that Donald Trump was right about election rigging and voter fraud being a thing.
The minor twist is that it turns out that the fraud he’s been banging on about originated from his supporters and staff, as opposed to the Clinton campaign.
The publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, Susan Demas, broke the news:
Brandon Michael Hall was on trial for forging petition signatures in aid of a Republican judicial candidate in 2012, and convicted on 10 out of 10 counts of felony election fraud. Hall could find himself facing five years in prison. The jury returned the verdict in less than an hour.
Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan, told the Grand Haven Tribune:
“Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question, but his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges.”
Michigan, which was won by Obama both times, was initially deemed too close to call in 2016 and took more than two weeks to be called in Trump’s favor.
The Trump administration did not address Hall’s conviction or any of the fallout.