2020-11-20 17:19:28 UTC
President Donald Trumps lawyers have seemingly confused Michigan with Minnesota
in an affidavit attempting to prove 2020 election fraud.
In their effort to demonstrate voter irregularities in the state of Michigan
which Trump was projected to have lost to Joe Biden Trumps lawyers appeared
to mistake Michigans abbreviation MI for Minnesota.
On his Power Line blog, Thursday, John Hinderaker pointed out the major error.
Heres the problem: the townships and precincts listed in paragraphs 11 and 17
of the affidavit are not in Michigan. They are in Minnesota, Hinderaker
declared. Monticello, Albertville, Lake Lillian, Houston, Brownsville,
Runeberg, Wolf Lake, Height of Land, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Kandiyohithese are
all towns in Minnesota.
Hinderaker noted that someone involved obviously confused the two states due to
the abbreviations and so the data is now essentially null and void.
This is a catastrophic error, the kind of thing that causes a legal position to
crash and burn, Hinderaker warned, adding, Trumps lawyers are fighting an
uphill battle, to put it mildly, and confusing Michigan with Minnesota will at
best make the hill steeper.
On Twitter, CNNs Jake Tapper shared the news, and also demonstrated that a
quick Google search of the alleged Michigan townships returns townships in
These are not townships in Michigan. These are townships in Minnesota, Tapper
noted, adding, Though yes both states start with the letter M.