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Nevada AG investigating alternate Trump 2020 electors: report

Ford had previously commented on the electors scheme, noting that the state lacked statutes specifically addressing the matter.

Published: November 15, 2023 5:06pm

Nevada Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford has been quietly investigating a slate of would-be Trump electors who had asserted the Republican legitimately won the state in 2020, Politico reported Wednesday.

In December 2020, a group of six Republicans in the state signed certificates claiming they were the legitimate state representatives to the Electoral College, a move that occurred in several other contested states. 

The outlet, citing anonymous sources, reported that the heretofore unreported investigation had ramped up in recent weeks, witnessing investigators question key figures in the matter.

Ford had previously commented on the electors scheme, noting that the state lacked statutes specifically addressing the matter. Though, he has subsequently clarified that his comments did not signal any intent to not prosecute.

There have thus far been no charges in the case.

Former President Donald Trump already faces two criminal cases related to his attempts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results, including prosecutions from special counsel Jack Smith and Fulton County District Attorney Fani WIllis.

He has largely dismissed the cases as part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his candidacy in 2024.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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