(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – UPDATE: In an unprecedented development, a Democrat state attorney general has charged Republican activists for trying to present themselves as “fake” electors to reverse the 2020 election in favor of Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, Michigan’s AG Dana Nessel announced she had charged 16 people who signed documents alleging that Trump had won the 2020 election even though Joe Biden won Michigan by more than 100,000 voters, The National Review reports.
You can watch a video of her announcement further down this post.
Nessel said in her statement that each one of the 16 people was charged with eight crimes, including “conspiracy, election law forgery, and uttering and publishing.”
Among those indicted are high-profile local Republicans, including the co-chair of the Michigan GOP, Meshawn Maddock, and Republican National Committee member Kathy Berden.
According to an NBC News report, the 16 people met in the basement of the state GOP headquarters, where they signed certificates claiming to be “the duly elected and qualified electors for president and vice president of the United States of America for the state of Michigan.”
“That was a lie. They weren’t the duly elected and qualified electors, and each of the defendants knew it,” Nessel declared.
She called their alleged plan for overturning the 2020 election a “desperate effort” to “undermine democracy,” as cited by CNBC.
In her words, some “fake” electors tried to send their false papers to the Michigan Senate but were rejected.
Later, they were submitted to the US Senate and the National Archives “with the intent that Vice President Pence would overturn the results of the election, using the false electoral slate,” the state AG said.
Nessel stressed that the US Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit challenging election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia three days before the fake electors’ meeting.
According to the report, besides Michigan, “the so-called alternate electors’ slates came from Arizona, Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.”
Nevada’s Democrat Attorney General Aaron Ford recently refused to press charges against alleged “fake electors” in his state.
The 16 people indicted in Michigan face maximum sentences of 14 years and were given a week to surrender on the charges.
Nessel’s announcement came the same day that former President Trump received a US Justice Department “target letter,” meaning he would be indicted for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Here is the video:
Today, @MIAttyGen @dananessel announced felony charges against 16 Michigan residents for their role in the alleged false electors scheme following the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Read more ➡️ https://t.co/ODhkAQfXNP /1 pic.twitter.com/u5riNpTD5I
— Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (@MIAttyGen) July 18, 2023