Michigan Officials Push to Investigate G.O.P. Candidate in 2020 Election Scheme


The attorney general of Michigan, Dana Nessel, is seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to review potential criminal charges against Matthew DePerno, her presumptive Republican rival for the post, pointing to evidence that he was part of a “conspiracy” to gain improper access to voting machines used in the 2020 election.

The allegations against Mr. DePerno and eight other people — including Daire Rendon, a Republican state representative, and Dar Leaf, the sheriff of Barry County — were detailed in a letter sent on Friday from the deputy attorney general to Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan secretary of state, and a petition requesting the special prosecutor. The Detroit News first reported the letter, and Politico first reported the petition.

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