Michigan asks feds to investigate fake presidential electors from states including Pa.

Michigan asks feds to investigate fake presidential electors from states including Pa.

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1/16/2022 12:36:00 AM

Michigan asks feds to investigate fake presidential electors from states including Pa.

Michigan 's attorney general alleged a “coordinated effort” among Republican parties in battleground states including Pennsylvania to push so-called alternate slates of 2020 electors with fake documents.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) —Michigan’s attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigationinto 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state’s presidential electors despite Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in 2020.

Dana Nessel, a Democrat, disclosed Thursday that her office had been evaluating charges for nearly a year but decided to refer the matter to the U.S. attorney in western Michigan.“Under state law, I think clearly you have forgery of a public record, which is a 14-year offense, and election law forgery, which is a five-year offense,” she told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. But the Justice Department, she said, is best suited to probe and potentially prosecute.

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Wait, so we had fake “presidential” electors? Where do these clowns come up with this stuff? These actions are of an entirely different level than “patriots” leaving their feces in the Capitol. Rs in 7 states ignored the vote and submitted fraudulent docs to the government. Have they no shame? Repugs project about election fraud like nobody’s business.

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Michigan AG Asks Feds To Investigate Fake GOP State Electors“Obviously this is part of a much bigger conspiracy,” state attorney general Dana Nessel said.

Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors Michigan ’s attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state’s presidential electors, despite Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in 2020. Sounds like an open and shut case. I’m loving this; each of the five states need to ask for this action. They committed serious federal crimes.

By DAVID EGGERT, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state’s presidential electors despite Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in 2020. Dana Nessel, a Democrat, disclosed Thursday that her office had been evaluating charges for nearly a year but decided to refer the matter to the U.S. attorney in western Michigan. “Under state law, I think clearly you have forgery of a public record, which is a 14-year offense, and election law forgery, which is a five-year offense,” she told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. But the Justice Department, she said, is best suited to probe and potentially prosecute. The spokesperson for the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment Friday. Nessel alleged a “coordinated effort” among Republican parties in several battleground states including Michigan to push so-called alternate slates of electors with fake documents. She said she wants federal authorities to make an evaluation for possible charges. “Obviously this is part of a much bigger conspiracy,” Nessel said. American Oversight, a watchdog group , last March obtained certificates submitted by Republicans in seven states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. New Mexico and Pennsylvania Republicans added a caveat saying it was done in case they were later recognized as duly elected, qualified electors. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a Democrat, announced he was referring his state’s case to federal authorities as well even as “review under state law is ongoing.” “Election laws are the foundation of our democracy and must be respected,” he said. On Jan. 8, 2021, the Office of the Federal Register — which coordinates certain functions of the Electoral College between states and Congress — notified Michigan’s elections director and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s chief lawyer in an email that it received unofficial, signed certificates from GOP electors who had not been appointed by the Democratic governor. The group includes Republican National Committeewoman Kathy Berden and Meshawn Maddock, co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party. State GOP spokesperson Gustavo Portela accused Nessel of sitting on the information for a year and “playing political games with people’s lives and livelihoods for the sake of scoring political points ahead of an election.” The Associated Press left messages seeking comment from Berden and Maddock on Friday. Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office last month gave the email to a U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection . In Pennsylvania, Trump electors signed the documents in an office of a Republican marketing consultant two blocks from the state Capitol. The state Republican Party said then that the Trump electors met at the request of the campaign and described it as a “conditional vote.” Bernie Comfort, Trump’s Pennsylvania chairperson, said it was “procedural” in case the election was overturned. She claimed it was “in no way an effort to usurp or contest the will of the Pennsylvania voters,” even though Trump and his allies were pressuring lawmakers and courts at the time to do just that. More: