Baseless accusations and outright lies about the integrity of our democracy are the foundation upon which extreme election conspiracy theorist Tudor Dixon has built her wrong-for-Michigan agenda. Even before staging her listless gubernatorial campaign rife with “desperation,” Dixon made a name for herself by consistently and repeatedly stoking public mistrust in the democratic process.
Here are the many times Dixon “repeatedly [argued] that the 2020 election was stolen” to the point that it “changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Michigan”:
- November 6, 2020: Dixon tweets, “Zero self awareness made [Democrats’] voter fraud sloppy and obvious.”
- November 6, 2020: Dixon tweets, “Republicans would have to have voted for their Republican congressional candidate and no presidential candidate of Joe Biden to make these numbers work. And we know that didn’t happen.”
- November 6, 2020: Dixon tweets, “Please tell me, how many of you voted for your Republican Congressional candidate and also checked the box for Joe Biden? Od Dems, how many of you voted for a Democrat Congressional candidate and checked the box for Trump? Oh, now you see…”
- November 8, 2020: Dixon tweets, “Steal an election then hide behind calls for unity and leftists lap it up.”
- December 1, 2020: Dixon tweets, “It’s still fraud.”
- October 15, 2021: During an appearance on ‘Off the Record,’ Dixon claimed that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson “provided the opportunity” to “deliberately [tilt] the election” in President Biden’s favor in a way that was ‘absolutely premeditated.’
- October 15, 2021: During the same interview, Dixon got in a heated back and forth with the rest of the panel, arguing that they were “misleading [their] viewers” by simply explaining the Republican-led Senate Oversight Committee’s 55-page report’s findings that there was no evidence of fraud.
- May 12, 2022: At the Republican gubernatorial primary debate held in Livingston County, Dixon plainly answered “yes” when asked if she “believe[s] Donald Trump legitimately won the 2020 election in Michigan.”
- June 30, 2022: When asked to raise her hand during another debate if she believed not only that there was fraud, but enough to impact the outcome of the 2020 election, Dixon reaffirmed her claims that it did.
- July 6, 2022: Dixon says at Republican gubernatorial primary debate in Grand Rapids that Secretary Benson “must have had some nefarious plan…so, we know already that something illegal happened in this election.” Dixon also said, “We don’t know what happened in an election where the Secretary of State is cheating.”
- August 17, 2022: MIRS reported that a Dixon fundraising email claimed Governor Whitmer “put her finger on the scale in Michigan to deny President TRUMP victory” in the 2020 general election.
MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:
“Tudor Dixon has been an extreme election conspiracy theorist since day one, pushing outlandish claims to undermine and attack the integrity of Michigan’s elections. These lies are just another reason why hardworking families will reject her dangerous agenda to eliminate reproductive freedom, decimate public education, and gut billions from critical services like law enforcement and infrastructure.”