A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment for six alternate electors who were tapped to object to the 2020 election if called upon by then-Vice President Mike Pence. Pence opted not to acknowledge the electors, though a number of leftist district attorneys have opted to bring charges anyway, just ahead of the 2024 election.
Charged alternate electors, who are routinely labeled as “fake electors” by regime friendly media outlets, include Nevada State Party GOP chair Michael McDonald and vice chair Jim DeGraffenreid. Also charged were Durward James Hindle III, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice.
Jesse Law, the chair of the Clark County Republican Party, also faces charges.
Charges include offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument, which refer to a letter detailing the “certificate of the votes of the 2020 Electors from Nevada” to Vice President Pence ahead of the electoral certification in January 2021. Both charges are felonies under Nevada law.
Another Dem prosecutor weaponizing the law against Republicans—more “fake elector” indictments to legitimize Jack Smith’s election-related case against Donald Trump. https://t.co/EAvFpEJ7pM
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 6, 2023
The indictment accuses the defendants of signing “fake” elector certificates “with the intent to defraud” U.S. government officials.
“We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, said in a press release. “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.”
Nevada is the fifth state to bring charges against alternate electors. Michigan Attorney General announced charges against 16 Republican officials back in July, accusing them of “conspiring” to steal the election from President Biden. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has also brought similar charges against former President Trump and a number of his allies.