Michigan AG Charges Trump’s ‘Fake Electors’ With Fraud

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In response to the possibility that another Donald Trump indictment would be brought by the Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel has decided to bring charges against “fake voter” groups who gathered in 2020 to try to certify that President Donald J. Trump had won the 2020 election.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that 16 people were charged with falsely signing documents claiming Donald Trump had won the 2020 election as part of an attempt to reverse results.

U.S. presidents are technically voted in by slates of electors from each state who cast their votes for the candidate selected by their states’ popular vote. In December 2020, as Trump tried to overturn the results of the election, his allies readied alternative slates of electors in several states.

These are the first charges that appear to have been brought against phony electors.

Trump announced the decision the same day that he revealed a Washington Grand Jury would be investigating the Jan. 6, 2019, riots, and any attempts to rewrite the 2020 elections.

The alternate list of electors sent the certificates to the National Archives in order to preserve their signatures. The Electoral Count Act of1887 is the basis for this constitutionally sound maneuver. The Atlantic published a frantic article about this maneuver, warning that Trump shouldn’t do this.

Trump’s state and national legal teams are already laying the groundwork for postelection maneuvers that would circumvent the results of the vote count in battleground states. Ambiguities in the Constitution and logic bombs in the Electoral Count Act make it possible to extend the dispute all the way to Inauguration Day, which would bring the nation to a precipice. The Twentieth Amendment is crystal clear that the president’s term in office “shall end” at noon on January 20, but two men could show up to be sworn in. One of them would arrive with all the tools and power of the presidency already in hand.

The inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2020, went without incident, despite or perhaps because of the apocalyptic forecasts. The Atlantic writer appears to have forgotten about the efforts to influence voters in order to annul the 2016 results that declared Donald J. Trump as the duly elected President of the United States.

It’s a seditious act to challenge the 2020 Elections on the basis of Trump’s legal challenges and those of Trump’s alternate voters. It’s an effort to overthrow democracy.

Nessel reported the “fake voter” case to Justice Department in January 2022. Bridge Michigan reported that Nessel was concerned about the lack of attention the case received after a year. She reopened the probe around the second anniversary on January 6, 2023.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday that she would reopen an investigation into so-called “fake voters” who assisted former President Donald Trump’s attempt to reverse the loss of his 2020 election.

Nessel, a Democrat, referred alternate Michigan electors to the U.S. Department of Justice in this case a year ago. She said to reporters that she was “a bit concerned” about the fact that federal authorities had not brought charges.

At a press conference to commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Riots, Nessel said that “parallel investigations” are warranted based on new evidence provided by the U.S. House Select Committee investigating the attack of January 6th.

The timing and calculations of Nessel’s decision regarding multiple frauds are interesting.

In his recorded remarks, Nessel said that 16 people were charged in Michigan. They met in the basement of Michigan’s Republican Party Headquarters to sign numerous certificates declaring themselves “the duly elected and qualified electors of President and Vice-President of the United States of America for the state of Michigan.”

“That is a lie. All the defendants knew they were not duly qualified or elected electors. ”

Michigan wasn’t the only state that chose an alternative slate. Arizona, Nevada, and California have declined to bring charges against electors who signed the certificate. Arizona is looking to bring charges against electors who signed the certificate. Nevada has been working on legislation to allow for such action.