Mellissa Carone, Giuliani’s star witness in an election fraud hearing in Michigan last year is hoping to capitalize on her new found infamy by announcing a run for a local state House seat.
The 33-year-old former IT contractor for Dominion Voting Systems is making election integrity her top campaign issue as she seeks to represent Michigan’s 46th congressional district in the state House, even though she does not live there.
“My ultimate goal is to get our ballots hand-counted and clean out Lansing just like draining the swamp in D.C. because that’s what we need,” she told Deadline Detroit.
Asked whether her beliefs could lead to more violence like the Capitol riot on January 6 (which she blames on Antifa) Carone said, “Everyone that knows me knows that I’m not a dangerous individual and that I’m totally against violence. What’s dangerous is somebody stealing the election.”
Carone became an internet sensation and the subject of a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch when she appeared as a witness for Rudy Giuliani during a House Oversight Committee hearing in Lansing.
During the hearing she repeated a number of debunked claims about the election and claimed to have seen evidence of election fraud. Carone said tens of thousands of votes had been counted twice, but offered no proof to back up her claims.
She was accused of been inebriated during the hearing, a claim she has since denied.
She created a new campaign Facebook page this week “due to the countless restrictions I’ve obtained I’m nervous FB is going to permanently shut it down.”
She vowed to “continue fighting for election reform, protecting our constitutional rights as Americans, and fully supporting Donald Trump,” in a January 24 post. “We are under attack, we must come together and demand our freedom back!” she added.