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Trump pick in Michigan election Kristina Karamo threatened to kill family

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Kristina Karamo, who’s running for the Michigan Republican party’s nomination for secretary of state, speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan.

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The Republican Party nominee for Michigan secretary of state, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, several years ago threatened to kill herself and her two daughters in response to her husband’s request for a divorce, her now-ex-husband alleged in a court filing published Friday.

The allegations against Kristina Karamo, which she denied in a press release late Friday afternoon, got here to light two months before the election for secretary of state, the highest election official of Michigan.

Michigan is considered one of several states that Trump falsely claims he lost attributable to widespread ballot fraud within the 2020 presidential election against President Joe Biden. Karamo has backed those claims.

Trump, when he endorsed Karamo, said, “Good luck Kristina, and whilst you’re at it, take a look at the fake election results that took place in the town of Detroit.”

Her ex-husband Adom Karamo made the explosive allegations about her in a Michigan family court filing last October as he asked the court to award him 75 days of overnight stays with their daughters at his home in Florida during their breaks from school. The filing was first obtained and published by the net site Jezebel.com.

Kristina on one occasion said, “F— it, I’ll kill us all,” as she tried to grab the steering wheel and “crash” a automotive driven by her husband, and carrying their two teenagers, Adom wrote within the filing.

In his motion last fall, Adom Karamo also alleged that Kristina, who’s a community college professor, was “committed to an establishment for evaluation attributable to her efforts at self-harm and suicide.”

“Father was in reality trapped in the wedding for years, at all times subject to the specter of Mother committing suicide,” he wrote.

Adom wrote that he didn’t imagine on the time of the motion that Kristina “is currently on this mind-set, as this was several years ago.”

“| do imagine, nevertheless, that her children have been the one thing that has kept her sane,” he added within the filing.

In her statement Friday, Kristina said, “I actually have never harmed my children, any claims that I actually have are categorically false.”

“My ex-husband, making false allegations in 2021 on social media and in court documents, was an attempt to use the indisputable fact that I’m a public figure, using it as leverage to alter the custody agreement he became dissatisfied with,” Kristina wrote.

She also said that “media entities and my opponents are desperate, in order that they wish to push false allegations with ZERO evidence.”

“I like my children; I actually have forgiven my ex-husband and I look ahead to serving the residents of Michigan,” she wrote.

Kristina was formally nominated because the GOP’s candidate for secretary of state on Saturday. She faces the Democratic incumbent Jocelyn Benson in the overall election.

Kristina Karamo’s lawyer Dennis Zamplas, who denied the allegations in a court filing last fall, didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.

Trump also didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment.

The Michigan Republican Party declined to comment. CNBC was unable to contact Adom Karamo by phone.

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Zamplas, in a response to Adom’s motion in October, called the allegations about Kristina threatening to harm their family “false.”

Zamplas also wrote that Adom “went on social media” last 12 months, when Kristina was an announced candidate for office, “to publicize these false allegations.”

Adom then texted Kristina “to threaten her that if his parenting time demands weren’t met, he was going to take an interview with a news station to further publicize these false allegations,” the lawyer wrote.

Jezebel noted that in February, a judge granted Adom about 60 overnight stays along with his daughters.

Karamo was listed as a speaker at a 2021 conference related to QAnon, a false Web-spread conspiracy that casts Trump as a hero waging a secret battle against powerful groups of pedophiles and Devil worshippers.

And she or he reportedly shared the false claim that the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, disrupting Congress’ confirmation of Biden’s victory within the national election, were “Antifa posing as Trump supporters.”

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