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Giuliani witness who was portrayed on SNL is now running for Michigan House seat

Mellissa Carone rose to viral prominence after her testimony on ballot counting in Detroit
Mellissa Carone
Posted at 3:01 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 23:16:52-05

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — Mellissa Carone, the woman who appeared next to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani during a Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing about the Nov. 3 election, is now running for a seat in the Michigan House.

Carone is running as a Republican for the 46th District seat in Oakland County, which has been GOP-held since the early '90s.

She rose to viral prominence after her testimony on ballot counting at the TCF Center in Detroit, where she worked as a contracted employee for Dominion Voting Systems.

During her testimony, Carone made false claims that Detroit voter turnout was more than 100% and accused state Rep. Steve Johnson, R-Wayland, of doing "something crazy" with the voter rolls when he disputed her claims.

On February 3, Carone officially formed a committee for her run at office.

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