Barry County Sheriff suing Attorney General, Secretary of State, Michigan State Police, others over election fraud investigation

Barry County Sheriff suing Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Michigan State Police, others.
Published: Jun. 5, 2022 at 7:51 PM EDT
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HASTINGS, Mich. (WILX) - The Sheriff of Barry County is suing Michigan’s Attorney General, Secretary of State, the Michigan State Police, individual troopers and others, according to a court document filed Friday.

The lawsuit, filed by attorney Stefanie Lambert on behalf of Sheriff Dar Leaf, alleges these parties have interfered with Leaf’s investigation into claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Leaf challenged the validity of the election results, an accusation that was shut down quickly by a federal judge for lack of evidence.

That ruling read, “Applications invite the Court to make speculative leaps towards a hazy and nebulous inference that there has been numerous instances of election fraud and that Defendants are destroying the evidence. There is simply nothing of record to infer as much, much less conclude that irreparable injury will occur before the defendants can be heard.”

The filing by Leaf’s attorney on Friday revealed that at least one Barry County Sheriff’s Deputy was subpoenaed by state officials regarding the investigation.

The document also states that authorities, which include the Michigan State Police, have contacted or are contacting other Barry County sheriff’s deputies. It alleges this is being done to “intimidate them, interview them, confiscate protected materials and information in their possession related to the ongoing election investigation being conducted by plaintiff sheriff.”

A copy of the lawsuit is included below.

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