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Markkanen Demands Election Investigation Based on Debunked Film

State Representative Greg Markkanen is one of 17 Michigan state house members who are demanding that a criminal investigation be launched based on voting fraud allegations raised in the controversial film 2,000 Mules.

The 17 are demanding that the investigation include Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, her staff and others involved with the 2020 election. They cite “new evidence” offered by the film. In their letter to Attorney General Dana Nessel they do not specify what that “new evidence” is. 

The central claim in 2,000 Mules is that 2,000 people were paid to illegally deliver multiple ballots to drop boxes in several states, including Michigan. Producers based the claim on cell phone tracking data. The film identifies none of these people, and presents no actual evidence that anyone delivered a fraudulent ballot in Michigan. The tracking technology they used has been debunked by experts in the field, and former Republican Attorney General Bill Barr has described it as “singularly unimpressive.”

Extensive fact checking by multiple organizations has been unable to confirm any of the film’s allegations.

Secretary of State spokesperson Tracy Wimmer ripped the request as a desperate partisan ploy.

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