Melissa Carone has been disqualified from running for Michigan state legislature for the second time.
Carone was a contractor for Dominion voting systems in 2020 and became a witness at a Michigan house hearing on voter fraud allegations. She became infamous due to her strange performance, which was parodied on Saturday Night Live.
Carone soon announced her intention to run for state legislature. She moved out of Wayne County to do so. She initially explored running in north Oakland County, but eventually settled on central Macomb County.
Carone created a campaign finance committee in February 2021. She failed to file the July 2021 report on time, and was fined. She failed to file the October 2021 report on time, and accepted a donation that was above the maximum allowed. She was also fined for this. She then failed to file the January 2022 report on time as well.
In February 2022, Carone tried to dissolve her campaign committee, but was denied because she had not resolved these issues. She filed for state rep in district 60 on March 21, 2022. She didn't pay the fees until March 24, 2022. She filed amended July and October reports on April 19, 2022.
Carone was disqualified from running for state rep due to falsely stating that she had no outstanding campaign finance problems. Soon after, she sent out the following email.
Anthony Forlini just "disqualified" me from the ballot for something his staff advised me to do- I have retained counsel and will be challenging this decision, I WILL be on the ballot in August!
Forlini claims "Mellissa Carone submitted a faulty affidavit of identity and id now disqualified from the ballot".
Anthony Forlini is claiming that I am disqualified from the ballot for submitting an Affidavit of Identity that his staff advised me to submit- they claimed it takes 3-4 days to process and as long as the fees were paid before the end of the week everything would be fine- I HAVE THE CONVERSATION RECORDED.
The fines were paid less than 36 hours later- Forlini has not responded back to my calls or requests for an appointment.
My primary opponent is Forlini's former State House staffer and good friend Joseph Aragona, who believes the seat is going to be handed to him.
I have retained legal counsel and will continue challenging this decision, I WILL NOT GIVE UP!
Please call Anthony Forlini's office and let him know THE PEOPLE OF MACOMB COUNTY WILL NOT ALLOW HIM TO ILLEGALY DISQUALIFY THE DOMINION VOTING WHISTLEBLOWER/ PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FIGHTER!
FORLINI HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR A REASON TO DISQUALIFY ME SINCE HE CONDUCTED THE FRAUDULANT PRO V & V "AUDIT" AND I PUBLICLY STATED IT WAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
Even if this is true, it was still very foolish to take advice from people she knew were not friendly to her cause.
Carone then filed for state senate, challenging R incumbent Michael MacDonald. However, she was disqualified again for not having fixed her campaign finance reports.
Someone who is unable to follow basic rules well enough to get on the ballot is not a credible source. Unfortunately, many cranks have come out of the woodwork to promote election fraud conspiracy theories following the 2020 election.