Michigan Election Clerk Who Denied 2020 Voter Fraud is Charged with Felony Bribery, Witness Intimidation
Genesee County Clerk-Register John Gleason, who was overseeing the city of Flint during the 2020 presidential election, is being charged with bribing or intimidating a witness as well as neglecting his duties.
Gleason has been charged with felony witness intimidation, which can be punished by up to four years behind bars and a $5,000 fine. His misdemeanor willful neglect of duty charge could be punished with up to one year behind bars and a $1,000 fine.
Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene and Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson announced the charges during a Friday afternoon press conference. Swanson gave little in terms of details but said it involved two females who “encountered behavior” on the job that led to the charges.
Before Gleason became the county clerk, he served as a Democrat in the Michigan state senate from 2009 through 2012 and in the state house of representatives from 2003 through 2006. He was one of the first people out in the media to deny widespread voter fraud after the 2020 presidential election.
Big League Politics reported on how Gleason promoted a township clerk who has since been charged with forging ballots to steal an election:
“Genesee County elections supervisor Kathy Funk has been placed on unpaid leave while she is on trial over allegations of felony election tampering.
The charges come from Funk’s time as Flint Township clerk when a ballot seal was broken during the Aug. 4, 2020 primary election. The broken seal, which occurred during an alleged break-in, prevented the ballots from being recounted under Michigan state law.
It is being alleged that Funk orchestrated this scene purposefully in order to secure a narrow election victory to stay in power. Funk was the elected official who oversaw elections in Flint Township during the stolen presidential election of 2020. She was promoted to a position of authority over the entire county in the aftermath of this alleged fraud.
Genesee County Clerk John Gleason has put Funk on leave as of March 21, requesting a “future review of this status and appropriate transitions.” This happened after the Genesee County board of canvassers demanded Funk’s removal from the post pending the case.