Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state Kristina Karamo campaigns in Lansing on Aug. 27, 2022. (Andrew Roth | Michigan Advance)
Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo continues to push baseless claims about election fraud in the state, telling supporters “there is more to come.”
Karamo has yet to concede from the race after losing Tuesday’s election to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson by 14 points — the largest margin of any top statewide race.
Democrats held onto all three top statewide offices in Michigan. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer beat GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon and Attorney General Dana Nessel beat Republican Matt DePerno. Both DePerno and Dixon have both conceded.
Karamo rose to prominence in the Michigan GOP by falsely claiming election fraud in the 2020 election that former President Donald Trump lost to President Joe Biden.
Before Tuesday’s election, Karamo lost a suit trying to stop absentee voting in Detroit, even though Michigan’s Constitution allows no-reason absentee voting. A judge tossed the lawsuit, saying she failed to prove her claims of election fraud and chastised her from trying to disenfranchise voters.
She continued to do so in a statement on Thursday, saying her team “received multiple reports of election law violations and other irregularities throughout multiple counties.”
Karamo accused an Ann Arbor clerk of “engaging in mass election crimes” for allowing same-day registration and voting after 8 p.m.
Since Proposal 2 was passed in 2018, same-day registration and voting is allowed past 8 p.m. as long as voters remain in line.
Karamo ended her Thursday statement telling supporters to “standby” and that “there’s much to come.”
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