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Michigan Files Felony Charges Against 16 ‘Fraudulent’ Trump Electors for Violation of Election Laws and Forgery

by Michael Nguyen
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Michigan Election Forgery Charges

Michigan’s Attorney General has initiated felony charges against 16 Republicans who falsely acted as electors for former President Donald Trump during the 2020 elections, alleging that they sent counterfeit certificates claiming their authenticity as electors, notwithstanding Joe Biden’s triumph in the state.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, proclaimed that the group of 16 would confront eight criminal charges, encompassing forgery and scheming to orchestrate election forgery. The punishments for these crimes could range from five to 14 years imprisonment for each individual.

Among the accused are prominent figures such as Kathy Berden, the leader of the Republican National Committee’s Michigan branch, ex-co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Meshawn Maddock, and Shelby Township Clerk, Stan Grot.

Nessel expressed in a statement, “The illegitimate electors’ actions have shaken public confidence in our election system’s reliability. We assert that they also unmistakably breached the rules governing our elections in Michigan.”

Electors are delegates assigned to represent the voting population in presidential elections. The party’s electors are selected based on the state’s popular vote winner, who then proceed to the Electoral College in December, following the election, to affirm the results.

It is purported that this group convened within the then-Michigan Republican Party headquarters on December 14, 2020. They appended their signatures to multiple certificates, falsely affirming their eligibility as Trump’s electors. These counterfeit documents were subsequently dispatched to Congress and the National Archives.

Nessel implored federal prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation into these 16 Republicans last January.

In seven swing states, including Michigan, Trump supporters signed certificates erroneously declaring Trump’s victory in their respective states over Biden.

While these fabricated certificates were disregarded, their submission prompted investigations, including those conducted by the House committee that investigated the Capitol insurrection on January 6.

Trump was falsely declared the victor in seven states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, through the submission of counterfeit Electoral College certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Michigan Election Forgery Charges

Who has initiated the charges against the fraudulent electors in Michigan?

Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel, has initiated the felony charges against the 16 Republicans who falsely acted as electors for former President Donald Trump.

What are the specific charges filed against the 16 Republicans?

The 16 individuals are facing eight criminal charges, including forgery and conspiracy to commit election forgery.

What are the potential consequences if the accused are found guilty?

If found guilty, the individuals could face penalties ranging from five to 14 years imprisonment for each charge.

Who are some of the notable individuals among the charged?

Notable individuals among the charged include Kathy Berden, the leader of the Republican National Committee’s Michigan branch; Meshawn Maddock, the ex-co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party; and Stan Grot, the Shelby Township Clerk.

What were the accused individuals’ actions?

The accused allegedly signed and sent counterfeit certificates claiming they were legitimate electors for Donald Trump, despite Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan. These counterfeit documents were subsequently dispatched to Congress and the National Archives.

Were similar actions taken in other states?

Yes, similar fraudulent certificates declaring Trump’s victory were submitted in seven states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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5 comments

MichiganMike July 18, 2023 - 11:55 pm

well that’s my state. Never thought I’d see something like this happening here, and i mean, forging documents? Really?!

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LindaSmith1990 July 19, 2023 - 5:50 am

what?? this is crazy… i didnt even know you could be a fake elector. whats going on with our election system??

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TruthSeeker22 July 19, 2023 - 8:39 am

Wow. The audacity of some ppl, tryin’ to undermine our democracy like that. justice needs to be served!

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RedState4Life July 19, 2023 - 3:04 pm

seems like another witch hunt by dems if you ask me. Innocent until proven guilty, right?

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JamesL July 19, 2023 - 5:46 pm

can’t believe this is actually happening. finally some1 is taking action against these people.

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