The former president’s comments came Friday on a new online platform he set up to communicate with his supporters. While blasting the two states, he also referred to the 2020 presidential election as "fraudulent."
Writing "From The Desk of Donald J. Trump," he declared: "At 6:31 in the morning on November 4th, a dump of 149,772 votes came into the State of Michigan. Biden received 96% of those votes and the State miraculously went to him. Has the Michigan State Senate started their review of the Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 yet, or are they about to start? If not, they should be run out of office. Likewise, at 3:42 in the morning, a dump of 143,379 votes came into the state of Wisconsin, also miraculously, given to Biden. Where did these "votes" come from? Both were State Election changing events, and that is on top of the other corruption without even including the fact that neither state got Legislative approval, which is required under the United States Constitution."
Trump’s remarks came as the Justice Department expressed concern over ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s private recount if the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.
The Associated Press reported that in a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division revealed the Senate's farming out of 2.1 million ballots from the state's most populous county to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of elections officials for 22 months.
And Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan stated that the Senate contractor's plans to directly contact voters could amount to illegal voter intimidation.
The Justice Department letter came six days after voting rights groups requested that federal officials intervene or at least send monitors to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix at the state fairgrounds, where the ballots are being recounted.
Trump’s use of his new online platform came due to the fact that he has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building.
Twitter has announced Trump is permanently banned from tweeting after the platform pointed out that a tweet of his following the action seemed to be supportive of those who engaged in violence that day. Twitter determined that two Tweets from the president were likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there were multiple indicators that they could be received and understood as encouragement to do so.
Trump’s new site does not currently allow for people to leave comments on his posts.