White House trade adviser Peter Navarro updated his report about alleged voting irregularities in the 2020 election to include data about Michigan.
The director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy posted a video on Vimeo on Monday explaining what he found in the Wolverine State using additional data and documents that he argues could flip the election from victory for President-elect Joe Biden to another term for President Trump.
“I’ve concluded that the number of possible illegal votes in the state of Michigan tops 379,000 ballots, more than twice the alleged victory margin of Joe Biden,” Navarro said. Biden won the state of Michigan and its 16 Electoral College votes by roughly 150,000 ballots.
The Michigan number mentioned in the video was a missing figure in the original, 36-page report that Navarro released last week and said he developed in his private capacity. His investigation found at least 100,000 votes in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that could be illegal ballots that, if tossed out, would put Trump over Biden’s “victory” margin.
Navarro cited Richard Baris, director of Big Data Poll, who he said found roughly 9,500 Michigan voters “confirmed” to be dead through the Social Security Death Index and about 2,000 voters listed as 100 years old or more who were not listed as “living centenarians” in the state.
Pointing to data from Wayne County, the state’s most populous county, Navarro said 174,384 absentee ballots were cast in Detroit with no individual voter registration numbers. Therefore, he said, they were “illegally counted.”
Navarro also claimed there were “statistical anomalies,” claiming that Trump held a “seemingly insurmountable lead” at midnight on Election Day, followed by “an inexplicable vote surge” of almost 200,000 ballots for Biden, compared to only about 10,000 for Trump.
Navarro’s investigation is just one facet of a larger operation to question and challenge the results of the election as Trump, his legal team, and Republican allies seek to overturn the results over claims of widespread voter fraud and irregularities, which have not had much success in court. On Monday, GOP lawmakers huddled with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House about a long-shot strategy to challenge Biden’s win in Congress.
To conclude his roughly two-minute video, Navarro said it is “absolutely critical” for there to be an investigation of the six dimensions of voting irregularities mentioned in the original report, which include: outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, equal protection clause violations, voting machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies.
He said some or all of these issues were found in six battleground states and “may well be the greatest political scandal in U.S. presidential history.”