Emails: Michigan sheriff sought to seize voting machines amid Trump claims

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf, seen here at a May 2020 rally opposing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Grand Rapids, contemplated seizing voting machines last year after Donald Trump lost the November election, emails show. (Photo courtesy of Chris duMond)

As part of its ongoing reporting into the aftermath of the 2020 election, grantees at Bridge Michigan recently obtained hundreds of pages of emails from Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf through the Freedom of Information Act. According to grantee Jonathan Oosting’s recent investigation, the emails detail Leaf’s unsuccessful efforts to obtain voting machines and inspect them. The records also indicate that Leaf’s attorney provided updates on the effort to Trump allies including attorney Sidney Powell and a contact for former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

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