(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) The FBI took over a probe into voter registration in 2020, but has since refused to provide any information on the case, recently denying a Freedom of Information Act request into the investigation.
The case, which originated in Muskegon, Michigan, looked into the involvement of a firm called GBI Strategies, which was under suspicion for registration fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
City and state level authorities looked into the matter before the FBI stepped in, according to Just the News.
Officials in the state of Michigan submitted a FOIA request in 2022, to no avail. The FBI released no new evidence since they took over the case, and rejected the request by claiming the investigation was ongoing.
The FOIA request asked for “copies of all reports, documents, and records about GBI Strategies, including all communication and correspondence regarding investigations of GBI Strategies with Michigan government officials, city and state law enforcement agencies in Michigan, and all other state government officials and law enforcement agencies involved in investigations of GBI Strategies.”
The FBI responded, saying the requested information “is exempt from disclosure.”
“The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings,” the FBI’s response added.
Michigan State Police described the crime as “Election Fraud by Forgery.”
Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, confirmed the existence of a state-level investigation into thousands of suspicious voter registration forms. The state authorities sent this evidence along to the FBI as well.
The Muskegon city clerk alerted the proper authorities when surveying the registration forms.
“None of the fraudulent material was incorporated into the state’s qualified voter file, and this had no effect on any ballot requests or associated processes,” said Danny Wimmer, press secretary for the State Attorney General. “This attempted fraud was detected because the system worked.”