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Michigan Trump staffer is found guilty on 10 counts of felony election fraud from 2012

A Michigan Trump staffer and self-described “political junkie” was found guilty on ten counts of election fraud.

A Michigan Trump staffer and self-described “political junkie” was found guilty on ten counts of election fraud in a case stemming from 2012.

In 2012, Brandon Hall forged signatures on petition forms in support of 2012 judicial candidate Chris Houtaling, which could land him 5 years in prison.

According to the Grand Haven Tribune, Hall didn’t take the stand in his defense but his friend Zachary Savage testified that he and Hall forged the signatures before Houtaling drove them to drop off the petitions before the filing deadline.

Hall’s felony charges were upheld in the Michigan Supreme Court after his lawyer tried to get them knocked down to misdemeanors.

“Donald Trump has made claim after claim calling the integrity of the election into question,” Progress Michigan‘s Lonnie Scott said. “But his Michigan campaign had no problem hiring a staff member facing election law charges.”

“The fact that the Trump campaign and the Michigan Republican Party embraced Brandon Hall is just one more reason to recount and audit the vote in Michigan.”

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