MELLISSA Carone testified about alleged voter fraud alongside Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
She was ridiculed on Saturday Night Live after she appeared alongside the former New York City mayor in Michigan.
Who is Mellissa Carone?
Mellissa Carone is an IT contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who worked at the Detroit election center while voting was taking place.
A Trump supporter, she claimed during hearings on December 2 that widespread voter fraud took place during the election.
Steven Johnson, a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, questioned Carone on the thousands of votes that were allegedly counted multiple times, noting: "We’re not seeing the poll book off by 30,000 votes."
When was Carone charged with a crime?
Carone served a year of probation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, according to court records obtained by The Washington Post.
She had originally been accused of sending videos of herself and her boyfriend having sex to her boyfriend’s ex-wife, according to police.
The initial charges were obscenity and using a computer to commit a crime.
She initially denied the accusations to police.
“Tt is sad people are diverting attention from election fraud to something completely different," Carone told the newspaper.
"What did you guys do?" the 33-year-old mother of two snapped.
"Take it and do something crazy to it?"
She also insisted there were "zero registered voters” in the poll book and questioned about the "turnout rate being 120 percent."
Giuliani reached over to Carone, gently patted her on the back, and calmly shushed her.
Why did people believe she was drunk?
Carone's behavior during the hearings was ridiculed online, and some people questioned if she was intoxicated.
“I wasn’t drunk,” Carone told Inside Edition.
“I would swear under oath that I wasn’t drunk. I was not drunk. I hardly ever drink, ever.”
She added about the backlash: “I’m not hurt. That’s my personality."
She praised Giuliani, telling The Washington Post that he is “one of the most respectful, polite, just down-to-earth people I have ever met. He is great.”
Who portrayed Carone on Saturday Night Live?
Cecily Strong hilariously took on the role of Carone during the December 5 show.
With a messy blonde topknot, enormous glasses and glaring red lipstick, Strong’s Carone rolls her eyes and says: “I swear to tell my whole story and nothing but my story, so help me God.”
She then booms at House members: “Excuse me, maybe try losing the attitude first. Just like you lost all those Trump ballots.”
And fumbling over the word affidavit, Strong as the star witness insists: "I'm not lying. I signed an after-david."
Fans of the show praised Cecily Strong's performance, saying she "nailed" the turn as Carone.
SNL also made fun of Giuliani, who appeared to fart while giving testimony.
Is Carone in quarantine?
Carone said she is not in self-quarantine even though she sat next to Rudy Giuliani and lawyer Jenna Ellis at the hearings in Michigan.
Both Giuliani and Ellis have tested positive for coronavirus.
Coronavirus cases topped 15million in the US this week.
“I would take it seriously if it came from Trump, because Trump cares about American lives,” Carone told The Washington Post.
She said if tv networks sympathetic to Trump “told me to go get tested, I would do it.”
“It is not that I don’t believe in getting tested. I don’t trust the tests,” Carone told the newspaper.
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