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.
Here’s Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) telling Giuliani witness Mellisa Carone that her claim about poll books being off by 100,000+ votes doesn’t add up:— Aaron FOX 17 (@AaronParseghian) December 3, 2020
“What did you guys do take it and uh do something crazy to it ,” she questions the conservative lawmaker pic.twitter.com/Kzy8EA44Gp
On February 3, Carone officially formed a committee for her run at office.