During an interview with Newsmax TV, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said that President Donald Trump has several options to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election, either by implementing military capabilities to replicate the election in swing states or by seizing voting machines across the country.
“Immediately upon his request, he could seize every one of these machines nationwide at his request. He could also order, within the swing states, if he wanted, to take military capabilities and place them in those states and basically hold an election again in each of those states. It’s not unprecedented,” he said.
In addition to calling President Trump the real winner of the 2020 election, Flynn said he should appoint a special counsel to conduct an investigation into voting machines in different states.
“The things that he needs to do right now is he needs to appoint a special counsel immediately. He needs to seize all these Dominion and other voting machines we have across the country. He needs to go ahead and prioritize by state and probably by county … if he looks at probably a couple of random sampling of some of these counties, he’s going to find exactly the same problem,” Flynn said.
Flynn said that the way the presidential race has gone is “totally unsatisfactory” and that the United States will not be able to move forward as a nation if such an election process takes place.
He said he was not interested in calling for martial law to be implemented, but indicated that he does not oppose the measure.
“These people out there talking about martial law like it’s something we’ve never done,” Flynn told host Greg Kelly. “Martial law has been instituted 64 times. I’m not asking for that. We have a constitutional process … that has to be followed.”
He also reaffirmed the existence of foreign influence that was linked to the Dominion electoral voting system.
“It goes back to China. It likely goes to Russia. It likely goes to Iran. We know that Venezuela has participated in the development of these machines. There’s been problems all over the country with them. Not only Dominion but also this Smartmatic software,” he said, as reported by RealClear Politics.
Earlier this month, the dismissal of nine members of the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board was announced, as well as the appointment of 11 new officials close to President Trump.
“I hear some murmurings. You know about the staff shakeup at the Pentagon. They’re putting people in place that might not be opposed to aggressive action. And the president does have some options, at least on paper,” Flynn said.
“I don’t know if he’s going to take any of these options. The president has to plan for every eventuality because we cannot allow this election and the integrity of our election to go the way it is,” Flynn added in connection with the widely reported election fraud.