Not that long ago, former President Donald Trump endorsed Matthew DePerno in the Michigan attorney general race, but now DePerno has fallen under a special prosecutor’s investigation called by the current state attorney general, according to a Sunday report from Reuters:
“The analysis shows that people working with Matthew DePerno … examined a vote tabulator from Richfield Township, a conservative stronghold of 3,600 people in northern Michigan’s Roscommon County. The Richfield security breach is one of four similar incidents being investigated by Michigan’s current attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel. Under state law, it is a felony to seek or provide unauthorized access to voting equipment.”
In addition to those claims, DePerno apparently pocketed cash off of the promotion of election conspiracies from GOP Senators who questioned Michigan’s votes in the 2020 elections.
Axios reported that the request to investigate DePerno came from the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council.
Trump said about DePerno that “He’s going to make sure that you are going to have law and order and fair elections. That’s an important race.”
DePerno’s campaign manager responded by releasing a statement attacking current Michigan AG Nessel, saying that she has a “history of targeting and persecuting her political enemies.”
Axios has uploaded the documents here at DocumentCloud.