6 Nevada Republican 'Fake Electors' Indicted Over 2020 Election
Summary from the AllSides News Team
On Wednesday, six Nevada Republican "fake electors" were indicted by a grand jury for falsely claiming a Trump victory in the state's 2020 presidential election.
Key Details: Nevada Party Chairman Michael McDonald, Jesse Law, Jim DeGraffenreid, Durward James Hindle III, Shawn Meehan, and Eileen Rice are accused of falsifying records. Each of them faces two felony charges of "uttering a forged instrument" and "offering a false instrument for filing" when they moved to certify former President Donald Trump as the state's 2020 presidential election winner, according to a release from Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D). Biden won Nevada with 50.06% of the popular vote to Trump's 47.67%.
Key Quote: Ford said in a statement: "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."
For Context: Nevada is the third state to seek charges against so-called “fake electors.” Michigan and Georgia filed criminal charges against false electors in their states. In addition, a legal settlement was reached yesterday in Wisconsin regarding "fake electors."
How the Media Covered it: The indictments were covered more widely on the left than on the right, and one right-rated source used the word "alleged roles" in describing the roles of the false electors.
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From the CenterNevada GOP ‘fake electors’ indicted for falsely claiming Trump won state’s 2020 election
A Nevada grand jury has indicted the six Republicans — including the chair of the Nevada Republican Party — who falsely pledged Nevada’s electoral votes to Donald Trump following the 2020 election despite President Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, announced the indictments Wednesday of state party chair Michael McDonald, national committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid, Clark County Republican Party chair Jesse Law (who announced plans to run for state Assembly on Wednesday), state party vice chair Jim Hindle III, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice.
From the Right6 Nevada Republicans, Including GOP Chairman, Indicted In ‘Fake Trump Elector’ Case
Six Nevada Republicans were indicted by a grand jury in the state on Wednesday for their alleged roles in a “fake elector” scheme that falsely declared that former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020.
The grand jury in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County indicted Nevada Republican Party Chairman 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.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, said that all six individuals were indicted...
From the LeftNevada grand jury indicts six Republicans who falsely certified that Trump won the state in 2020
A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday indicted six Republicans who submitted certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election in their state, making Nevada the third to seek charges against so-called “fake electors.”
“We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged,” Nevada’s Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
The fake electors...