Michigan Democrat tweets election tips for Mellissa Carone, with a sharp edge

February 10, 2021, 10:09 AM

Talk about tossing shade. A Democrat in Lansing posts pointers for newbie politician Mellissa Carone that are more like sniper shots than sincere suggestions.

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"Since you are a new candidate, I thought I would provide you with some necessary information on how to file as a candidate and comply with Michigan Campaign Finance [law]," tweets Barb Byrum, Ingham County clerk since 2013.

Carone, nationally ridiculed after blustery testimony Dec. 2 in Lansing about alleged presidential ballot fraud in Detroit, says she'll move from Grosse Pointe Woods to Lake Orion and run in 2022 for a state House seat, as Deadline Detroit reported Jan. 22

The 33-year-old Republican registered a candidate committee Feb. 3 and says her priorities are election integrity and restoring "traditional conservative values." In an MLive interview Wednesday, Carone tells Malachi Barrett about another goal:

If elected, Carone said she would push to eliminate no-reason absentee voting, a right added to the Michigan Constitution by a voter-backed ballot initiative in 2018. ...

Carone repeated a variety of refuted allegations about rigged voting machines, secret ballot dumps and an international conspiracy to hack the presidential election. She asserted there should be "some kind of re-election" to replace President Joe Biden. ...

Carone said she has [Rudy] Giuliani’s endorsement, but has not spoken with leaders of the Michigan Republican Party about her campaign.

The fledgling candidate has more formalities to heed, as Byrum shouts out in a 10-tweet thread after Carone followed her on that social media platform. Excerpts:  

Byrum, a former three-term state representative (2007-12), closes with these shots:


Mellissa Carone Registers as Candidate for Michigan House, Feb. 9

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