(USA Features) Former Trump administration national security adviser and Defense Intelligence Agency chief Michael Flynn said he worries that there won’t be “free and fair” elections next year unless alleged voter integrity issues stemming from last year’s balloting are addressed.
“There’s one thing I learned in my political persecution, the truth will come out – it will come out, and it is coming out,” he told Just the News podcast host John Solomon on Tuesday.
“And actually the people of this country, that’s all they want. If it was just mistakes made, people will forgive – the American people will forgive mistakes,” he added.
“But if there’s corruption, criminal activity, and malfeasance, to use your words, then the American people are not — they’re going to be very unforgiving,” Flynn continued.
“So it’s better to come out sooner than later because if it comes out later, I’m afraid that the American people will – they’ll take actions into their own hands,” he said.
Flynn, who pleaded guilty to one count of lying to FBI agents in 2017 but later recanted and sought to have his guilty plea tossed before being pardoned by then-President Donald Trump, made his comments as ballot audits continue in Maricopa County, Ariz., and Fulton County, Ga.
“What I’m trying to encourage is local action has a national impact – get involved in your communities,” Flynn said.
“I’m seeing more and more people get involved at the local, you know, township, parishes, and county levels. And American people are not – they’re like a pit bull right now on this election integrity issue, and they’re not going to let go,” he added.
He went on to say that his non-profit organization, America’s Future, is helping to fund election audits in Arizona and will try to assist in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
“All these things are going to happen,” he told Solomon. “These are going to happen, whether they like it or not – whether the Democrats like it or not.
“So election integrity is not something that’s gonna go away. And I am not convinced that we’re gonna have a free and fair election in 2022 unless we get 2020 squared away,” he continued.
“We have to get it resolved. We have to resolve it. And the American people – I don’t want the American people to feel like, ‘You know what? My vote doesn’t count, so I’m not going to go vote,'” the retired three-star Army general added.
“I want them to firmly believe in the election process.”