Over five months after the November competition, from which President Joe Biden emerged the winner, Flynn insisted to a crowd in Nashville on Monday that former President Donald Trump had won the election.
The former Trump national security adviser pointed to a pair of dubious events — a lawsuit in Antrim County, Michigan, and a Republican-led Arizona Senate audit of election results in Maricopa County — as being "tactically" significant.
Both involve Dominion Voting Systems equipment, which have been subject to allegations of voter fraud that have been broadly denied by election officials.
Dominion, which further vehemently disputes the accusations, has filed many defamation lawsuits since the November election, stating false allegations about its technology caused "irreparable damage" to the company's name and reputation. Those suits cover a $1.3 billion suit against former Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, a similar suit against lawyer Sidney Powell, and a $1 billion suit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
In trying to drop the lawsuit against her, Powell, who led Flynn's defense team in a case eventually ended by a Trump pardon, claimed that "no reasonable person would conclude" that her remarks regarding alleged election fraud "were truly statements of fact."
Still, Flynn called both the Antrim County case and Maricopa County audit "very, very important" and a "big, big deal," respectively, as he answered questions at an "America's Future" event hosted by the religious group Regeneration Nashville.
Antrim County, which has roughly 23,000 residents, got outsized attention after the November election when it was announced that thousands of votes were initially and wrongly tabulated in favor of Biden. The mistake was quickly fixed and has since been attributed to human error by the local clerk, not to inherent flaws in Dominion voting machines.
Central Lake Township resident William Bailey filed a lawsuit against Antrim County to challenge a local marijuana retailer proposal that passed by a wire-thin margin after a retabulation that didn’t add three damaged ballots, though it has since expanded to cover broader allegations of fraud and has led to the intervention of the secretary of state on behalf of the county.
Though he didn't explicitly name the judge in Antrim County, Flynn alluded to a hearing that was set to take place that day, stating, "He's going to contemplate all the evidence. This is really one of the only places that evidence has actually been seen."