6 fake electors in Nevada indicted on felony charges

December 6, 2023

A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday indicted six Republican electors who falsely pledged the state’s electoral college votes to then-President Trump in 2020 rather than then-President-elect Biden.

Among the electors indicted were Nevada state party chair Michael McDonald, national committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid, Clark County Republican Party chair Jesse Law, state party vice chair Jim Hindle III, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice.

In a press release, state Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) said all six had been indicted on two felony charges: offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument by submitting fraudulent documents to state and federal officials. 

The charges, respectively, are category C and D felonies, which carry a punishment of one to four and five years in prison. 

“We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged. Today’s indictments are the product of a long and thorough investigation, and as we pursue this prosecution, I am confident that our judicial system will see justice done,” Ford said in a statement. 

The announced indictment in Nevada came the same day that ten fake electors settled a lawsuit in Wisconsin by admitting they “improperly” attempted to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss in that state.

PHOTO: Trump in Reno, Nevada, January 2016

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