The fight for the “truth” is playing out in two 2020 election-related developments in Michigan and Arizona, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said this week.
More than five months after the November contest, from which President Joe Biden emerged the victor, Flynn insisted to a crowd in Nashville on Monday that former President Donald Trump won the election.
The former Trump national security adviser pointed to a pair of controversial events — a lawsuit in Antrim County, Michigan, and a Republican-led Arizona Senate audit of election results in Maricopa County — as being “tactically” important.
Both involve Dominion Voting Systems equipment, which have been subject to claims of voter fraud that have been widely rejected by election officials.
Dominion, which also vehemently denies the allegations, has filed multiple defamation lawsuits since the November election, saying false claims about its technology caused “irreparable damage” to the company’s name and reputation. Those suits include a $1.3 billion suit against former Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a similar suit against lawyer Sidney Powell, and a $1 billion suit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
In seeking to dismiss the lawsuit against her, Powell, who led Flynn’s defense team in a case ultimately ended by a Trump pardon, argued that “no reasonable person would conclude” that her comments about alleged election fraud “were truly statements of fact.”
Still, Flynn called both the Antrim County case and Maricopa County audit “very, very important” and a “big, big deal,” respectively, as he answered questions at an “America’s Future” event hosted by the religious group Regeneration Nashville.
Antrim County, which has about 23,000 residents, gained outsize attention after the November election when it was revealed that thousands of votes were initially and incorrectly tabulated in favor of Biden. The error was quickly corrected and has since been attributed to human error by the local clerk, not to inherent flaws in Dominion voting machines.
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