Headline RoundupDecember 7th, 2023

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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