Michigan County GOP calls on Biden election to win “culmination of 4-year coup” against Trump
Republicans in Macomb County, Michigan backed former President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was “stolen,” describing President Joe Biden’s victory as the “culmination of a four-year coup “.
Trump and many of his GOP supporters continue to make baseless claims that Biden won last November’s presidential election due to widespread electoral fraud. Despite filing dozens of unsuccessful election lawsuits, Trump and his allies have failed to provide evidence to support the extraordinary claim.
The Macomb County GOP made its assessment of the 2020 election by endorsing two Michigan candidates backed by Trump. Via its Facebook page on Saturday, the county Republican Party endorsed Matthew DePerno as Michigan’s next attorney general and Kristina Karamo as secretary of state.
In the endorsement, Macomb Republicans falsely claimed that Trump “won the November 2020 general election by a wide margin.” They argued that “the American people watched election night and witnessed the climax of a four-year coup” against Trump.
“We endorse the candidates that our legally elected president has approved,” said the county GOP.
Although Biden won Michigan with north of 150,000 votes, Trump won Macomb County. The former president garnered the support of 53.4% of voters in the county compared to 45.3% who voted for Biden.
While Trump and many Republicans continue to insist that Biden won only by fraud, no evidence has emerged to corroborate their claims. On the contrary, more than 60 election challenge lawsuits filed by the former president and his supporters have failed in state and federal courts. Judges appointed by Trump and other Republicans rejected the often bizarre allegations.
Meanwhile, audits and recounts have consistently reaffirmed Biden’s victory. Former United States Attorney General William Barr, who was widely regarded as one of Trump’s most loyal cabinet members, said last December that there was “no evidence” of voter fraud that would change the outcome of the elections.
Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, under the direction of a person appointed by Trump, described the 2020 election as “the safest in American history.”
Still, a majority of Republican voters seem to believe Biden didn’t actually win the 2020 election, recent polls show. Survey data released by CNN in September showed that 59% of GOP voters believe it is “important” as part of their Republican identity to support the claim that Trump won in 2020. A recent poll from Suffolk University and United States today found that nearly 70% of Republicans do not view Biden as the legitimately elected president.
News week contacted the Michigan Democratic Party for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.