Michigan former clerk charged for alleged unauthorized access to 2020 voter data

By Mike Fishmore | May 9, 2024

Unauthorized access

Michigan's attorney general revealed charges against a former township clerk and a lawyer who backed efforts to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. 
 

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The charges accuse them of unauthorized access to voting systems in a quest to uncover fraud. Stephanie Scott, a former Adams Township Clerk and a Republican, along with her lawyer Stefanie Lambert, face multiple felony charges, including unauthorized computer access and using a computer for criminal purposes.
 

Baseless conspiracies

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“When elected officials and their proxies use their positions to promote baseless conspiracies, show blatant disregard for voter privacy, and break the law in the process, it undermines the very essence of the democratic process,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “Those who engage in such reckless conduct must be held accountable for their actions.”