Last Updated on December 1, 2020
At the Michigan State Senate Committee on Oversight’s hearing on election integrity, Melissa Carone, a freelance IT professional who says she took contract work with Dominion Voting Systems to work during the election, says she saw her bosses engage in fraud and other suspicious activity while tabulating votes on November 3 and 4.
“I was contracted with PDS staffing to work with Dominion Voting Systems, assisting IT at the TCF Center. I started work at 6 am on November 3 and I worked until 5 am on November 4. I returned to work at 10am on November 4 and worked until 2 pm on November 4.” She adds that a Dominion employee, Samuel, later told her she would not need to return to the vote tabulating center.
“What I witnessed at the TCF center was complete fraud, the whole 27 hours I was there.” Carone added, “That’s the ballots being ran through the tabulating machines numerous times, being counted 8-10 times, I watched this with my own eyes.”
Carone also alleges that an owner of Dominion Voting Systems, Daniel Baxter, was at the location and told her that all workers were highly trained. She later confirmed this was false, as one of her colleagues at the TCF center, who she says she has known for 20 years, revealed he was not trained at all.
On the adjudication process, where votes that were not immediately able to be scanned scanned by the machine should have then been viewed by one Republican and one Democrat to determine the outcome, Carone said, “I witnessed numerous people walking up, claiming they were both Democrats,” adjudicating the votes.
“Daniel Baxter was in on the whole thing, and I am under the impression, 100%, that at least 90% of those workers were all in on this,” said Carone. “There was not a single ballot the whole night, the whole 27 hours I was there, that I saw that was for Donald Trump, not one. Not a single ballot. That is scary. There is no reason for that.”
She added that she was initially contracted to work with the Michigan Department of Elections, and adds that “There was something going on at that Department of Elections, and it’s clearly something that’s very illegal that occurred there. I am grateful to God that I did not go there.”
Carone was later asked, by a legislator, whether she saw any odd behavior from Baxter or the Dominion employee she identified as Samuel. Carone identified Samuel as a full-time employee of Dominion, and Baxter as a part owner of Dominion Voting Systems.
“Samuel was missing for about three hours, when he returned I said, ‘Where were you?'” He claimed to be at a warehouse, which led to more questions from Carone.
“‘He called it ‘The Chicago Warehouse,'” which led her to ask if it was in Chicago. She says he then added, “No, it’s in Detroit, but we call it The Chicago Warehouse.” Carone explains that there was an alleged “data loss” before Samuel left for the warehouse, which occurred on the afternoon of November 3.