Video obtained by CNN shows Wayne County Republican officials instructing poll workers to act as “undercover agents” and counteract “bad stuff” happening in the election by “secretly” breaking rules regarding cell phone and pen usage in polling places.
CNN EXCLUSIVE: shocking new video obtained by @DrewGriffinCNN shows Republican leaders in Michigan training poll workers to **break the rules** so they can act as "undercover agents" during mid-term elections in November. pic.twitter.com/e8iHQ1GFLQ — Nora Neus (@noraneus) September 8, 2022.
The Zoom call happened a day before the Aug. 2 Michigan primaries and was hosted by the group Election Integrity Force (EIF).
EIF was founded in the aftermath of the 2020 election by GOP loyalists who believe election fraud cost Trump the presidency.
In August, Politico reported that the group, which conducts training for poll workers, observers and “poll challengers,” instructed their trainees to call 911 if they witnessed anything deemed suspicious at their polling place.
On the leaked call, EIF founder and former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck claims that “none of the constraints that they’re putting on this are legal.”
Costantino dismissed concerns from attendees that they’d be thrown out or removed from their posts for breaking the rules. »