Dominion Contractor Says She Witnessed Fraudulent Actions in Detroit During Ballot Counting

By Zachary Stieber

A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems said in a new sworn statement that she saw “fraudulent actions take place” at Detroit’s ballot counting site on Election Day.

Melissa Carone, who was doing IT work at the TCF Center, worked from 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 to 4 a.m. the next day, before returning for another several hours of work later on Nov. 4.

Carone said in an affidavit that she “witnessed nothing but fraudulent actions take place.”

Carone said she saw workers count some ballots four or five times, and noticed that one of the counters had even counted a batch of ballots eight times.

“I confronted my manager, Nick Ikonornakis saying how big of a problem this was, Nick told me he didn’t want to hear that we have a big problem. He told me we are here to do assist with IT work, not to run their election,” Carone said.

Carone also swore she witnessed that workers who received ballots that they couldn’t read, or that had something spilled on them, would get blank ballots and fill them out.

“They were supposed to be filling them out exactly like the one they had received but this was not the case at all. The workers would also sign the name of the person that the ballot belonged to-which is clearly illegal,” she said, adding that she contacted the FBI about what she saw.

Dominion didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Detroit election workers work on counting absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at TCF Center in Detroit on Nov. 4, 2020. (Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)

The affidavit was submitted as a supplement to a lawsuit in Michigan.

The suit was brought this week by the Great Lakes Justice Center on behalf of Cheryl Costantino and Edward McCall. Plaintiffs allege that because of a raft of irregularities, the election in Wayne County should be voided.

“The main concern is, obviously, the clear fraud that occurred in the counting process of the votes in Wayne County, and the way votes were manufactured by workers that were there,” David Kallman, senior counsel with the center, told The Epoch Times.

David Fink, lead counsel for the city of Detroit, said in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times that the lawsuit raises “baseless allegations, trying to undermine confidence in a well-run election.”

“Like two previous lawsuits, this case is not based upon actual evidence of any election fraud or misconduct,” he added.

The suit was notable because it contained five affidavits from poll observers and a sixth from a city of Detroit worker, all of whom said they witnessed election fraud.

A court was set to issue an opinion on the case on Thursday.

Ivan Pentchoukov contributed to this report.

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