Recap of the Trump-endorsed rally at the Michigan State Capitol


LANSING, Mich (WLNS)– Protesters met at the Michigan State Capitol Tuesday to rally for a “Forensic Audit” of the 2020 Presidential election.

6 News Reporter Samana Sheikh was live at the rally throughout Tuesday.

The rally was registered by a group called “Election Integrity Fund and Force” and is set to begin at noon and last until 3:30 p.m.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson tweeted the following in response to the rally:

“It’s disgraceful to see the former president and his enablers in the Michigan legislature continue to undermine faith in what was a successful, secure election, executed exceptionally well by over 1500 clerks & affirmed by 250+ audits conducted by professional election officials.”

By lying to the people of Michigan these “leaders” put their own partisan ambitions ahead of the truth & the needs of our state & country. Their goal is to cause so much frustration & confusion that people give up, disengage, stop voting & thereby stop holding them accountable.

I have faith that the people of Michigan will see through this charade and that voters on both sides of the aisle will choose truth, and continue to believe in their voices, their votes and their authority to hold their elected officials accountable.”

Originally tweeted by Jocelyn Benson (@JocelynBenson) on October 12, 2021.

Some protestors drove over an hour to protest the election results.

According to the group’s communication director Janice Daniels, the organization is non-partisan, asking lawmakers for an independent audit of the 2020 election results.

Currently, there is no proof of election fraud across the country. The Michigan Bureau of Elections has performed 250 post-election audits confirming the results, but some are still questioning it.

On Friday, October 8, former President Donald Trump endorsed the rally in the following statement:

“Big Michigan Rally coming up on Oct. 12th, on the Capitol steps in Lansing, where Patriots will demand a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam. The Voter Fraud is beyond what anyone can believe. Anyone who cares about our Great Country should attend, because unless we look to the past and fix what happened, we won’t have a future or a Country. Matt DePerno, Rep. Steve Carra, and Kristina Karamo, who I have endorsed, will be there. Let’s Go, Michigan, don’t let us down!”

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